Letters to the Editor

Dispose of unused drugs safely to avoid contaminating water supply

There are a growing number of year-round prescription drug disposal sites in California, but your options depend largely on where you live and what kind of drugs you’re trying to unload.
There are a growing number of year-round prescription drug disposal sites in California, but your options depend largely on where you live and what kind of drugs you’re trying to unload. Los Angeles Times

There have been several articles in the paper recently about the disposal of unused or expired drugs. It is important to keep these medications out of our waterways and landfills.

It has been my experience that you can go into any pharmacy and request an envelop to return unused drugs. The envelopes are free. Follow the simple directions that come with the envelope and take it to your local post office or mail box. The return postage is free, and the drugs will be safely destroyed by the company. It is that simple to keep unwanted chemicals out of our water and landfills.

Paula Schroeder, Atascadero

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