The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Personal information may be blackened out on prescription bottles, or medications may be emptied from the bottles into bins provided at Smith’s Food & Drug Store, 20 North Bluff Street.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. In addition, Utahns are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. Many drugs cannot be removed by sewer treatment plants or septic systems and end up in our streams, rivers, lakes, groundwater and soil, and may cause harm to the environment.