What is wrong with flushing medications down the toilet?
When medications are flushed down the toilet or thrown down the drain, they can end up in our water supply. The long-term effects of these pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products are currently not fully understood, however, we do know that having pharmaceuticals in the water supply can affect the local environment, including aquatic life.

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1. What is wrong with flushing medications down the toilet?
2. How does medication get into our water?
3. How does medication in the water affect me and the environment?
4. Is it okay for me to throw medication in the trash?
5. Where can I go to drop off my medications?
6. Why is it limited to only residents of Batavia?
7. What if I don’t live in Batavia or am not eligible to participate?
8. What medicine is not accepted?
9. How do I dispose of inhalers?
10. How do I dispose of needles?
11. Can I just bring medications back to my local pharmacy?
12. What happens to the medications after I drop them off? Is the disposal environmentally safe?