Do not flush medication down the toilet or drain unless the label or accompanying patient information specifically instructs you to do so.
The RI Department of Health (RI DOH) and the RI Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) puts forth these guidelines for disposal in the trash:
- Take medication out of its original containers. Conceal or remove any personal information from containers and recycle them.
- Mix the meds with an undesirable substance, such as cat litter for liquid meds or wet coffee grounds for solids.
- Put this mixture into a container with a lid, or into a sealable bag.
- Place the sealed container/bag in the trash.