Please do not flush unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter medications down the sink or toilet. Pharmaceuticals contain chemicals that cannot be removed during the wastewater treatment process. Therefore, any pharmaceuticals flushed down the drain eventually enter our local water bodies, endangering aquatic life and water quality in the Malibu Creek Watershed.
Unused and expired medications should be:
Taken to a drug take-back location. Search drug take-back locations near you.
Placed in a seal-able container or bag and then placed in the trash.
Visit LA County's “No Drugs Down the Drain” site to learn more about this initiative.