Unused medications pose a potential danger for children and others. Safe medication disposal can prevent an accidental exposure or intentional abuse. Flushing down the toilet may cause undue harm to the environment. Simply throwing them in the trash without proper precautions could also lead to environment harm but also has the potential for children or animal exposures.
There are safe and environmentally friendly methods for safe medication disposal.
If you cannot find a disposal area near you, here are some ways to dispose of them at home.