Protect Our Environment, Safely Dispose Your Prescription Drugs

Got drugs? This Saturday, October 29th, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of any unwanted and unused prescription drugs. Why would you want to take part in this? Disposing of drugs in other ways is likely to pollute our environment!

A 2002 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study found organic wastewater contaminants, including many pharmaceutical and personal care product contaminants, in 80 percent of 139 streams sampled in 30 states. We want to prevent this from happening! Do your part and help protect our environment.

You can click here to find a collection site near you. Stop by anytime between 10am and 2pm. If you are not able to make it this Saturday, be sure to visit ILACSD’s One-Stop Recycling Resource or call ILACSD’s Recycling Hotline at 1-800-237-BLUE to find the nearest location where you can dispose of your prescription drugs any day of the week.

Just another way that ILACSD is here to help protect our environment and improve the quality of life for all San Diegans!


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