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From time to time you see things in the news about where to take medicine for proper disposal. I've just got through cleaning out the cabinet and have mostly over the counter stuff but some prescription stuff too that I just don't feel right about thowing in garbage. Even without packaging--I don't want to hurt anything or anyone in the landfill. Who do I contact to dispose of properly?

Thanks Pcom world for advice!

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Whatchu got?

I might know some people. :ninja:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a joke!!

Chillax people!

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Opportunity to safely dispose of medications at free event

Keep Cobb Beautiful and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia teamed up to offer another Medication Disposal Day for the public 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29. The largest source of pharmaceutical byproducts in our drinking water comes from the improper disposal of unused medications flushed down the drain. So, this event is an excellent opportunity for residents to safely dispose of outdated or unused over-the-counter and prescription medications. Staff and law enforcement personnel will be on hand to collect medications and properly dispose of them in compliance with federal law. Items accepted will include: liquid and pill form medications, sharps and needles, diabetes materials, catheters and tubing. Medicines do not have to be removed from their containers or labels removed. Everything collected will immediately be sealed in boxes and destroyed. The event will be held at Precinct 1/Superstation 8, 2380 Cobb Parkway NW, Kennesaw. Nothing will be accepted at this address or by a Cobb County staff person before of after the scheduled drop off day. For more information, call KCB at 770-528-1135 or visit cobbcounty.org/kcb.

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I'm just wondering, why don't you flush it down the commode?

If you're on a septic tank, and you're flushing volumes then it 'could' end up in a stream somewhere.

 

If you're on public sewer, it'll end up in the water supply - Atlanta's water supply has high levels of Viagra.

 

If you don't want to take them to a proper disposal facility, put them in a sealable container, run water over them to help them dissolve, fill the can with coffee grinds or kitty litter, and then seal the can and dispose of it in your trash.

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Don't flush them. Studies have found that 80% of US streams now contain human medicines.

 

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department has a retired mailbox that has been converted into a medicine drop-off box. It's in their lobby. The drop-off box placed at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office earlier this month collected at least 15,000 pills, including controlled substances, in just over two weeks. And the stash continues to grow.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I've heard and read all the bad stuff and thats why I just wanted to do my part in helping the environment! You guys have given me some great places to look into. The cobb one--is probably the one--since I've gotten in done by this weekend.

 

Don't flush them. Studies have found that 80% of US streams now contain human medicines.

 

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department has a retired mailbox that has been converted into a medicine drop-off box. It's in their lobby. The drop-off box placed at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office earlier this month collected at least 15,000 pills, including controlled substances, in just over two weeks. And the stash continues to grow.

I wish everyone would do the right thing. I've stopped using any chemicals in my yard too. If you look at history of my yard alone--bees have made a decline--it all comes back to the stuff we put in our yards, and water supply.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I've heard and read all the bad stuff and thats why I just wanted to do my part in helping the environment! You guys have given me some great places to look into. The cobb one--is probably the one--since I've gotten in done by this weekend.

 

 

I wish everyone would do the right thing. I've stopped using any chemicals in my yard too. If you look at history of my yard alone--bees have made a decline--it all comes back to the stuff we put in our yards, and water supply.

I've got news for you. The human body does not matastisize and uptake all of the medicine, vitamins and supplements you swallow. Therefore, if you urinate or defecate in a commode and flush it, (and let's hope you do), you are sending medicine down the line. Where do you think the Viagra comes from, some nitwit throwing handfuls of $20 pills in the toilet?!?! You aught to be more concerned about HIV/AIDS and Hepatitus-C in the sewer system.

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As above but...Time to clean out medicine cabinet for 'Drug Take Back Day

9/24/2012

 

The public is getting another opportunity Saturday to rid home medicine cabinets of unused, potentially dangerous medications.

 

Nearly 1.6 million pounds of prescription drugs have been turned in over the past two years under the Drug Enforcement Administration's Take Back Day program.

 

Saturday will be the fifth take-back day. DEA and 4,300 local law enforcement partners are setting up 7,500 disposal sites, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

 

Participants can find the nearest site by visiting www.dea.gov , clicking on "Drug Disposal" and "Got Drugs?", and following the links to a database and entering their ZIP codes. The service is free and anonymous.

 

DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart says the program helps prevent addiction, overdose deaths and diversion of drugs to criminals.

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Whatchu got?

I might know some people. :ninja:

 

 

Cracked me up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a joke!!

Chillax people!

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If you're on a septic tank, and you're flushing volumes then it 'could' end up in a stream somewhere.

 

If you're on public sewer, it'll end up in the water supply - Atlanta's water supply has high levels of Viagra.

 

If you don't want to take them to a proper disposal facility, put them in a sealable container, run water over them to help them dissolve, fill the can with coffee grinds or kitty litter, and then seal the can and dispose of it in your trash.

 

 

Are you kidding me....just flush the shi#!!!!!

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All pharmacies have a bio-waste container where they put your old meds to be disposed of. Just drop them at the window and they will be sent to the proper place for disposal.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration of the U.S. Department of Justice is hosting another Pill Drop and Cartersville Police Department will participate locally by providing a booth for citizens to drop off unused, old or unwanted medications for proper disposal.

 

The booth will be located in front of the police department at 178 West Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items labeled bio-hazard and items such as needles and syringes will not be accepted.

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I saw a Drug Drop box(not kidding)at our county jail when we were in court about adoption 2 weeks ago. I think they all have them now. You can just walk in and drop them like you are returning "Titanic" or something.:pardon:

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