How do I get rid of unused medications or other medicines? Can I flush them down the toilet or put them in the trash?

For the health and safety of people and the planet,  medications/medicines should not be flushed down the toilet, poured down the sink, or thrown away in the trash. This is true for pills and liquids, whether prescribed or over-the-counter.

Sonoma County has a Safe Medicine Disposal program featuring free drop off or mail back options. For more info, visit www.safemedicinedisposal.org.  Two drop-off locations in the Petaluma area are: Petaluma Police Department, 969 Petaluma Blvd. North; and Central Disposal Site РHousehold Toxics Facility, 500 Mecham Road, Building 5, (707) 795-2025.

 

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