Some say drugs should be thrown in the trash, mixed with kitty litter or coffee grounds. But “experts” who only talk about trash disposal of medicines are not telling the full story. There’s a safer way. Returning your unwanted medicines to a Arkansas take back program is the safest and most environmentally protective way to dispose of unused medication. Throwing unused medicines in the trash is better than flushing, but it does not adequately protect people and our environment from exposure to potentially dangerous drugs.
FACT: The FDA, DEA, EPA, Arkansas Office of the Drug Director and numerous agencies in Arkansas recommend using medicine take-back programs as the best way to dispose of your unwanted medicines.
These agencies advise trash disposal ONLY as a "last resort" option until all our communities have convenient take-back options.