Joint Base San Antonio

 
Medication Disposal
How can you help?


1. Take your unused or expired medications out of their original container, place them in a sealable bag or empty can, mix them with coffee grounds, kitty litter or any other undesirable substance, and place the sealed mixture into the trash. Be sure to destroy all old prescription labels. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CLICK HERE

2. Some prescriptions will specifically instruct you to flush any leftover medications on either their label or accompanying patient information due to the high chance they will be used for substance abuse.
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3. Needles should be disposed of by placing needles and syringes in a hard plastic or metal container with a tightly secured lid. (The container should be labeled "Syringes," "Sharps," or "Needles.") When the container is full, seal and reinforce its lid with heavy-duty tape. Dispose of the sealed container in the household trash.
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4. Don't forget to take off any personal information by removing the label or blackening it out.

For more information regarding the disposal of medications or needles, contact your nearest JBSA Pharmacy.