Unwanted Medicines

Storage of expired and unwanted medicines in the home can be dangerous and unsafe disposal of unwanted medicines can lead to environmental damage. There is a free and convenient way to dispose of your unwanted medicines responsibly via your local pharmacy, and it’s called Return Unwanted Medicines (or The RUM Project).

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Go to the areas in your home where you store medicines. Read the labels, check expiry dates and review all medicines. Consider whether you actually need them.

Remove all of your unwanted medicines from your home medicine area and place them in a bag or container.

Return your unwanted medicines to your local pharmacy. Your pharmacist will put your medicines in a secure bin for collection and safe disposal.

For more information, talk to your pharmacist.

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