How to dispose of home pharmaceuticals
From Virginia Department of Environmental Quality ( here is a printable version of the information below)
Step 1: Remove the medications from the pill bottle and put them in a container with a lid or into a sealable baggie. Try not to handle the medications. If the medication is solid, crush it or add water to dissolve it.
Step 2: Mix in something to make medications “undesirable” (kitty litter, coffee grounds) to pets and children. As an added safety precaution, place the baggie in another sealable container.
Step 3: Throw in trash.
Step 4: Remove or cover identifying info on pill bottle before discarding.
REMEMBER: Do not dispose of medications in the sink or toilet!
The Augusta County Sheriff's Office accepts pills at their office in Verona. No liquids or sharps / syringes may be dropped off.
Medications may also be disposed of through a national drug take back program that is sponsored by various organizations. For additional options, visit DisposeMyMeds.org.