Safe Disposal to Reduce Medicines in the Environment. Large amounts of powerful medicines go unused or expire and the way we dispose of them makes a difference for our environment. Drugs thrown in the garbage are available for others to take and use, and can still get into the environment. Returning medicines to a take-back program is the only environmentally sound method for disposing of unused medicines
Safe Disposal to Reduce Accidental Poisonings. Unwanted medicines left in the home endanger our children, seniors and pets. Poisonings from prescription and over-the-counter medicines are increasing. Getting rid of unwanted medicines at a take-back program is an important part of being safe in the home and will reduce these unnecessary poisonings.