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Drop off medicines at free Palo Alto disposal site

Original post made by Phil Bobel, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Mar 25, 2008

CITY WARNS: DON'T DISPOSE OF MEDICINES IN SINKS OR TOILETS!

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Posted by RS
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 25, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Palo alto medical clinic has a drop box for drugs near the pharmacy.


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Posted by Faith Brigel
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 25, 2008 at 7:18 pm

I read an article in the paper just a couple of weeks ago about this problem of unused pharmeceutical products being flushed down sinks and toilets. It sounds serious both for adults and even more so for children. I am impressed that the City of Palo Alto has acted so quickly to remedy this situation by organizing and providing drop off points for its residents. It seems that it has made available disposing of these products properly since 2006.
I offer my applause. I will use it when I have some, and I hope that all of our residents will take the time, and make the effort to help keep our drinking water safe!
Thanks again!


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Posted by Faith Brigel
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 25, 2008 at 7:18 pm

I read an article in the paper just a couple of weeks ago about this problem of unused pharmeceutical products being flushed down sinks and toilets. It sounds serious both for adults and even more so for children. I am impressed that the City of Palo Alto has acted so quickly to remedy this situation by organizing and providing drop off points for its residents. It seems that it has made available disposing of these products properly since 2006.
I offer my applause. I will use it when I have some, and I hope that all of our residents will take the time, and make the effort to help keep our drinking water safe!
Thanks again!


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Posted by EHM
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:55 am

Isn't there a program where medicines that aren't past expiration date can be donated? We just got a a medication refilled in error and would be happy to drop it off so that someone who needs it could use it.


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Posted by Samson
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm

I'm curious. What happens to the medications when they are returned to a safe location? Are they melted down, or ground up to make other medications? I have the same inquiries about batteries. When ever I am asked to "safely" dispose of something I wonder how it will be treated differently than regular waste.

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