Improper disposal of drugs can accidentally poison children or pets who find them in the trash can. They can be scavenged from trash receptacles to be illegally used or sold. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported in a poll that 70% of high school seniors using prescription drugs, not prescribed for them, got them from a friend or relative.
Besides potentially hurting loved ones or pets, improper disposal of unused drugs can hurt the environment. Some medication products should not be flushed down the toilet or drain, burned in the open, or thrown in the trash because they can contaminate the environment if they get into drinking and ground water. They may kill bacteria or produce drug resistant bacteria in sewage treatment plants and septic systems if flushed down the drain. Burning can release toxic pollutants into the air. For more information regarding disposal of medicines, visit the U.S. FDA page here.
Residents wishing to dispose of unused drugs may visit one of the locations listed below, or click here to search locations that might be more convenient.
|BAPTIST HEALTH LOUISVILLE OUTPATIENT PHARMACY||4000 KRESGE WAY||LOUISVILLE, KY 40207|
|WALGREEN CO.||2021 HIKES LANE||LOUISIVILLE, KY 40218|
|KENTUCKY CVS PHARMACY, L.L.C.||3700 BARDSTOWN RD||LOUISVILLE, KY 40218|
|KENTUCKY CVS PHARMACY, L.L.C.||2222 BARDSTOWN RD.||LOUISVILLE, KY 40205|
|JEWISH HOSPITAL AND ST. MARY’S HEALTHCARE||2020 NEWBURG ROAD||LOUISVILLE, KY 40205|
|WALGREEN CO.||934 SPRING ST||JEFFERSONVILLE, IN 47130|
|HOOK-SUPERX, L.L.C.||1002 SPRING STREET||JEFFERSONVILLE, IN 47130|
|NORTON HOSPITALS INC.||231 E CHESTNUT ST||LOUISVILLE, KY 40202|
|CLARK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL||1220 MISSOURI AVE||JEFFERSONVILLE, IN 47130|
|MEIJER PHARMACY #167||2750 ALLISON LANE||JEFFERSONVILLE, IN 47130|
|NORTON AUDUBON HOSPITAL||ONE AUDUBON PLAZA DRIVE||LOUISVILLE, KY 40217|
|WALGREEN CO.||2811 HOLMANS LANE||JEFFERSONVILLE, IN 47130|
|WALGREEN CO.||2360 STONY BROOK DRIVE||LOUISVILLE, KY 40220|
|NORTON HOSPITALS INC||4960 NORTON HEALTHCARE BLVD||LOUISVILLE, KY 40241|