Storing unwanted and expired medications at home presents a risk for drug abuse or overdose for consumers as well as children and pets. On the other hand, improper drug disposal can contaminate soil and water, if people trash or flush pharmaceuticals down the sink or drain.
Permanent drug disposal boxes are located throughout Webster County at the following locations.
• Veterinary medications
• Vitamins, minerals and samples
• Oxygen tanks, inhalers or nebulizers
• Needles and other sharps
• Thermometers or IV bags
Before you arrive
• Keep medicines in original containers
• Mark through personal information