Why Should We Be Concerned?

If kept in the medicine cabinet, unused or expired medications can fall into the wrong hands and lead to accidental poisoning or illegal use. But you shouldn’t just toss or flush them—if disposed of improperly, they can harm the environment.

Click here to see a video about accidental poisoning!

What should you do?

Don’t keep leftover medications—instead, learn how to get rid of them the right way. Properly dispose of them at home or turn them in at a permanent collection site (typically a pharmacy or law enforcement office with a medication drop box). 

Click here to see a video about disposing medications!

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About Nebraska MEDS

Nebraska MEDS is a coalition of state and community partners dedicated to educating patients about proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. In addition to educational work, the coalition supports disposal programs that allow residents to dispose of unused and leftover medications.

Coalition Members

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services WasteCap Nebraska