If you are unable to get to one of the drop off locations, or if you have a small amount of medicine to dispose of, placing outdated or unneeded medications in the garbage is the best way to get rid of them. When throwing away medications, follow these steps:

Step 1: Remove your personal information from the prescription container. Step 1
Step 2: Add water and absorbent material, such as cat litter, sawdust, dirt, salt, or flour, to bottles of pills before recapping to discourage unintended use. Step 2
Step 3: Tape the lid shut. Step 3
Step 4: Put the medicine container in another container, such as an empty margarine tub. Step 4
Step 5: Double enclose the container in a bag or other waste container to prevent identification of the drug, or to prevent a glass container from breaking. Step 5
Step 6: Place in the trash. Step 6