Medication Storage & Disposal

It’s important that you and your caregivers handle your medications and supplies safely to stay as healthy as possible.

Medication Storage

For you and your household’s safety, remember to:

  • Keep all medications and supplies out of the reach of children and pets
  • Avoid having your medications and supplies around household or food items
  • If your medication needs to be kept in the refrigerator, put it on a clean shelf or drawer

 

Medication Disposal

Safely dispose of any unused medication.

To dispose of your unused medications the right way, follow your county or city regulations.

For general guidelines please follow this link:  https://archive.epa.gov/region02/capp/web/pdf/ppcpflyer.pdf

If you need more information on how to dispose of medical waste in your area, contact your local Department of Public Health agency.

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency