KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo | 11 For Health

Disposing Of Our Old Medications The Right Way

By: Eric Lupher Email
By: Eric Lupher Email

Getting rid of your old medications? Disposing of them properly is more important than you might think. Penrose St. Francis has teamed up with Home Instead Senior Care to host Operation Medicine Roundup, all in effort to get those old medications disposed of safely.

The roundup took place Tuesday at the Penrose Health Learning Center at 1644 Medical Center Point near Union and Fillmore. All you needed to do was remove the pills and place them in resealable plastic bags. If you want to get rid of a liquid medication just put the bottles in a plastic bag. Used needles and inhalers were also be collected.

Folks from the El Paso County Department of Solid Waste collected the roundup. They will then dispose of your old medication safely.

The Penrose Health Learning Center says disposing of medications properly can prevent health hazards in the future. Health officials say flushing your old medications down the toilet could contaminate water supply and the environment.

Penrose Health Learning Center asks you to dispose of your old medications properly in order to help protect our senior citizens from accidentally using expired medications as well as safeguarding them from the potential theft of medications from their homes.

For more information, please call 719-534-0908.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 96393704 - kktv.com/a?a=96393704