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Safe Medicine Disposal
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Help Prevent Pollution, Poisonings
and Drug Abuse!
Dispose of your Unneeded Medication –
6 Steps to Safety

1) Pour medicine into a sealable plastic bag.

2) If the medicine is a solid, add a small amount of water to dissolve it.

3) Add coffee grounds, kitty litter or something similar to the liquid
medicine in the plastic bag.

4) Seal the bag and immediately dispose of it in the trash.

5) Use a marker to black out any personal contact information on the
empty medicine container prior to disposing of it in the trash.

6) For more information, consult www.nh.gov/medsafety. Disposal
information for household generated sharps may also be found on
this website.

Do NOT flush medicine down the toilet unless accompanying product
information instructs otherwise. Don't keep unneeded medications in the home.

Medicine collection events staffed by law enforcement, if readily
available, are also good options for safely disposing of unwanted
medicine.

A flyer with this information may be downloaded at

For more information or in case of an accidental poisoning, call
the poison center at 18002221222.

There is a Prescription Drug Drop Box in the lobby of the
Derry Police Department which allows residents to dispose of prescription medications 24 hours a day 7 days a week.