Next time you clean out your medicine cabinet, here’s a safe easy way to dispose of unwanted prescriptions or over the counter medicines.
The City of Mentor Police Department has a special collection bin for your unwanted and expired medications. The bin is for any of your unwanted or expired prescriptions, cold/flu medicines, pain relievers, pet medicines, vitamins and creams. Simply remove or black out any personal information on the label, leave the product in its original container and drop it in the bin.
Mentor’s bin is located in the Police Station at 8500 Civic Center Blvd.
Call your community to ask if they have a collection bin in your city, too. This is a much more environmentally friendly way to dispose of these substances and prevent them from being dumped in landfills or getting into our water supply.