Proper Disposal of Prescription Medicine

Thanks to the handy label-maker that Santa brought me, I recently uber-organized our bathroom.  I was left with a handful of unused prescription medications that I need to dispose of properly.

I unearthed this link, which is the federal government’s ecommendations for disposal: http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/factsht/proper_disposal.html

Fyi, I did call a CVS in Oak Park and a Walgreen’s in Forest Park, and they both told me the same thing: we don’t have an official program (read: we don’t want to be bombarded with your garbage), but we will dispose of your meds properly if you bring them in.  When I asked how they disposed of the product, I was told by each store that they follow the same biohazard procedures that the pharmacy uses.

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