Whatever you do, don't wash those medications down the drain! Those medicines may be good for you but they are very bad for our water.
Water treatment facilities do not have the ability to remove toxins. They are better off in a landfill than in our waterways...but now there is another option. Take your old medications (including expired, over the counter medicine) to a participating pharmacy.
A pilot campaign to keep medications out of our waterways has started in Sonoma County. Participating area pharmacies in Cotati, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Rohnert Park include Longs Drugs, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Tuttles. Not every location will have the program to begin with so call before you make the trip.
Want to know more? Visit www.srcity.org/safemed. Also check out http://www.recyclenow.org/ ... you'll be surprised at what can be recycled these days.
Way to go SoCo and participating Pharmacies!