Don't Flush That Leftover Medicine!
What is exactly is defined as pharmaceutical waste - Dubbed "pharmaceuticals and personal care products as pollutants" (PPCPs), by the EPA, these products include:
Sources of PPCPs range from pharmaceutical manufacturing, residues in hospitals and the typical medicine cabinet.Wastewater treatment systems are not designed to remove many of these medications and they may cause contamination of Florida's aquatic environment.
To protect the environment, please use these guidelines instead of flushing medications:
DO NOT give drugs to anyone else
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) 7 Steps to Safety - Practical Guidelines for disposing of unwanted medications.
Recycle your old blue bins: Leave your cracked, broken blue bins curbside on your pick up day for collection (please leave a note on the bin stating that you would like it replaced). The old bins will be taken to the processing facility and recycled.