Is it okay for me to throw medication in the trash?
Medication that is carelessly thrown in the trash is an easy target for kids. It is also a target for other household members, pets, and even burglars. Aside from these risks, medication that is thrown in a trash bag will eventually end up sitting in a landfill, where it may leach or dissolve indirectly into the ground water.

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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?