Your best option to take your unused medication to a local take-back program. There are many permanent drop off locations across Georgia.
If you can’t get to a drop off location, mix your medicine with an undesirable substance like kitty litter, used grease or coffee grounds. Then throw it in the trash. This will make it less appealing to pets and children and less recognizable for anyone that may intentionally go through your trash.
What can YOU do?
- Never flush expired and unwanted medicines.
- Remind visitors and guests to not flush medicines.
- Find an approved disposal location or participate in a drug takeback event to get rid of pharmaceuticals.
- Mix medicines with dirt, kitty litter or used coffee grounds and place the container in the trash if you are unable to dispose of them at an approved location or event.