Medication Disposal

Please don't flush medications down the drain.

The two main sources of pharmaceuticals in the environment are excretion and disposal. Most people flush their unused medicines down the toilet or sink. Sewage treatment plants are not designed to treat all the substances contained in medications.(more from Michigan)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation explains why it is important to properly dispose of unused medications properly by incineration, not in a landfill, and not down the drain where they can leach into ground water.(more and more)

Sponsor Prescription Drug Drop-Off Programs at police stations

Save your medications for the next New York City Department of Sanitation SAFE Disposal Event