The preferred method of disposal for most types of unused or expired medications is to find a drug take back site near you. The Drug Enforcement Agency has a very informative website that includes a search utility that allows the user to find public drug disposal locations near them. In addition to the locations identified in the DEA search utility, many local police departments also have programs that allow members of the public to drop off unwanted medications and controlled substances at their offices. If you are a resident of Madison, Grant, or Delaware Counties and you have any questions about your local options, please feel free to give the East Central Indiana Solid Waste District a call at (765) 640-2535.
In addition to the DEA website listed above, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration also has an informative website full of useful resources.