Well, today marks the first day of Spring. The trees, in my neck of the woods, have burst into flower, showering us in that glorious coating of pollen. I promise, your neighborhood isn’t being invaded by zombies, it’s just the Benadryl struggle.
If you can see between sneezes, today is the day to clean out your medicine cabinet.
Don’t just flush the expired medication unless it is on this list. If there is no information about a drug take-back program in your area, you can dispose of unused medications by following these guidelines.
- Remove them from their original containers and mix them with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds, dirt or kitty litter (this makes the drug less appealing to children and pets, and unrecognizable to people who may intentionally go through the trash seeking drugs).
- Place the mixture in a sealable bag, empty can or other container to prevent the drug from leaking or breaking out of a garbage bag.
Make a list of over the counter medications you are running low on and stock up the next time you’re out.