Don’t Rush to Flush!

by admin on August 15, 2016

What is the Right Way to Dispose of Medications?

Meds in the Bin, We All Win!


We have talked about the dangers of curious kids getting into medications, and the importance of safe storage at home, but what should you do with unused or expired medications?  Flushing them down the toilet can have harmful effects on our waterways.  Letting them build up in your medicine cabinet can put them in the hands of teens looking to experiment, or seniors that may be confused about which bottle contains their current medication. The Don’t Rush to Flush campaign urges us to drop them off at a medication collection bin so they can be properly destroyed.

As of this posting, there are 14 medication drop off bins in the Greater Sacramento area.  Visit to find your nearest location.

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