Although beneficial when used properly, unwanted, unused or expired prescription medicines can be a public safety issue. If left on bathroom shelves or tossed haphazardly in trashcans, they can be targets for abuse. In addition, thousands of pets are poisoned each year by ingesting medications, and fish in waterways dirtied by flushed medications show indications for size and developmental damage.
Follow these steps when disposing of unwanted medications in the St. Charles County Police Department lobby. Please note: Other police departments, companies, etc. listed in the link above may have different disposal procedures.
Keep medication in its original container.
Remove or blacken out all personal information, but leave the name and dosage of the medication visible.