Medicine Cabinet Spring Cleaning
By: Angela Tuttle | Last Updated: 07/19/2012 15:59
When you’re planning Spring or Summer Cleaning, add the medicine cabinet to your list of tasks. It is very important to dispose of expired over-the-counter or unnecessary prescription medicines promptly and properly. Disposing of old medications reduces the risk of accidental use, overdose and illegal abuse. Sadly, prescription drugs have been found in lakes, rivers, and drinking water supplies, mostly as a result of flushing them down the toilet.
Ideally, take the medicine out of its original container and place in any plastic bag…To protect you privacy, scratch/tear off personal information on the prescription label. Recycle containers. Continue filling one/same plastic bag with any remaining prescription drugs that have been discontinued by your doctor or over-the-counter drugs that have expired. All pills, creams, eye drops, patches etc may also be disposed properly at the Naperville Drop-Off Center.
Naperville Fire Station #4
@ RT. 59 and Brookdale Rd. (Back of Building)
(Behind the BP Amoco Station)
Saturdays and Sundays each week between
(9am and 2pm)
Always talk to your Pharmacist if you have questions regarding injectables or lancets. These products have specific disposal techniques and are not excepted at the Drop Off Center.
Lower your injury risk and that of others.