Properly disposing of old and unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs is good for everyone. It keeps drugs out of the hands of children, youth, and those who inappropriately take them. But it is also good for the environment.
What's bad for the environment is flushing drugs down the toilet or dumping into the sink.
Scientists are concerned that antibiotics, for example, are making their way into bodies of water. There are some indications that drugs have a negative impact on the early and reproductive lives of fish and frogs. (Read more on No Drugs Down the Drain)
The Metropolitan Police Department is working with the DEA to help people dispose of their old and unused drugs properly. Stop by a DC police station Saturday, April 29 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm and drop off your drugs. No questions asked!
Mark the date on your calendar and help keep Anacostia Park and Anacostia River drug-free! Want to do more? Share the event flyer (PDF).