Throwing medicines in the garbageespecially controlled substances like OxyContin and other pain relieversis not safe because the drugs can be found and used by others.
Medicines thrown in the trash can also get into the environment.
Saturday, October 26, from 10am to 2pmis the third annual Prescription Drug Take-back Day.
There are many drop-off locations in Brooklyn and the other boroughs of New York City. Check this site to find a drop off location near you. Check the list of accepted items if you have any questions.