Importance of Program

Program Importance

Many pharmaceuticals are getting past our waste water treatment plants and getting into our drinking water. Scientists with the United States Geological Society conducted a study of over 130 rivers, streams and other waterways in the U.S. and found the following pharmaceuticals in over 80 percent of those tested:
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-depressants
  • Birth control pills
  • Cancer treatments
  • Cholesterol-lowering compounds
  • Pain killers
  • Seizure medication
  • Tranquilizers

Properly disposing of unused prescription medications also keeps them out of the hands of our children.

For More Information

Read more about what items are accepted for disposal through the prescription drug disposal program.