Unused or expired prescription medications that are not properly disposed of are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Flushing medications can also damage our water supply.
DISPOSE OF YOUR UNUSED MEDICATIONS PROPERLY Non-medical use of prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription. Your participation helps ensure that medications don’t end up in the wrong hands.
Drop off all prescribed and over the counter medication except for intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes.
Remove medications from their containers prior to disposal.
Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container.
All participants will remain anonymous and no record of dropped off medications will be maintained. A Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputy will be on scene to provide security for the participants and for the controlled substances.