How Do You Properly Dispose of Prescription Medications? Here's the Earth-friendly Way to Do It! by Jan Mostrom
After a tough few years of health issues, we found ourselves with bottles of prescriptions that were only partly used. I called the health department in our town to see how to properly dispose of prescription medications. They told me that after using a marker to black out our name and prescription number, I could drop off non-narcotic drugs at the health department. The narcotic drugs had to be dropped at the police department. Every town has its own policies, so check where you live.
Just remember to never throw them in the trash or down the drain because it can pollute the ground water!