Proper Prescription Drug Disposal Tips

The Folsom Police Department reminds residents that properly disposing of medications is key to preventing misuse and abuse of prescription medications. The police department lobby is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so residents should bring their prescription medications to another facility for disposal or dispose of the medications at home.

To properly dispose of medications at home:
  1. Mix medications (liquids or pills, do not crush tablets or capsules) with an unappealing substance such as dirt, cat litter, or used coffee grounds.
  2. Place the mixture in a sealed container, such as a sealed plastic zipper bag.
  3. Throw the container into a trash container at home.
  4. Remove or delete personal information from labels before disposing in a trash or recycle bin.