Shoppers Drug Mart disposes of old medication (and sharps) for free...AND they might give you some coupons and Optimum Card points! Find the nearest location to you.
Ideally, we would "waste nothing". But expired medication is nothing to recycle! In addition to the possible harm to one's person if using expired medication/it falls into the wrong hands, many medications if thrown into the regular trash or down the sink can leach into our soil or water.
This applies to Prescription medication.
About this Tip
Added January 7, 2014.
Last updated January 10, 2014.
Applies to Canada.