Health Tip: Safe medication disposal

NEVER flush prescription, or over the counter medications down the toilet or sink.  These drugs can enter the environment and poison our water and can even cause harm to  fish and other aquatic life.  Please take your medications to a permanent collection site or a special community take-back event.  A permanent site in my area is the Bountiful Police Department, 801-298-6000.  Davis County will also be offering a take-back event in April of 2013.  To learn more about how to properly dispose medications in your area visit or call 1-800-458-0145.

Local Permanent Disposal:

Bountiful Police Department
805 South Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010
(801) 298-6000
Hours: 24 hours/day

A list of other disposal sites can be found here:  Medications can be dropped off anytime at these sites.

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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson