How do you store medicines
October 7, 2013
KSCI Los Angeles & KIKU Hawaii
Certified Professional Organizer Helene Segura with Jannelle So
How Do You Store Medicines
Find an Environmentally-Friendly Pharmacy
You can check with your “regular” pharmacy to see if they offer a disposal program. If they don’t, search DisposeMyMeds.org to find a participating pharmacy near you.
MacGyver the Meds
If you have to dispose of medications on your own, you have two goals:
- Keep them out of the water system
- Avoid digestion by others
If you have pills, mix them with something inedible like kitty litter or coffee grounds in a container or bag that will be difficult to open. Dilute bottles of liquid with water, and tape the caps shut. Deposit the containers in the trash.
Let the DEA Do the Dirty Work
The DEA offers two collection days per year on National Take Back Day, usually the last Saturdays in April and October. To find a participating drop-off location, check their website.