Return your unwanted medicines for safe disposal
Consumers have been accustomed to disposing of unwanted and out-of-date medicines using general waste and sewerage options.
Having regard to the potential dangers in retaining these medicines in the home, and environmental considerations, consumers need to know the appropriate action for medicine disposal – and to be encouraged to use this option.
Old medicines lying around the home ‘just in case’ are dangerous…
If taken when they’re out-of-date
If taken when not prescribed for you
If in reach of little prying fingers
The RUM Project provides the safest and easiest way to dispose of unwanted and out-of-date medicines.
It makes possible the return of all household medicines to any pharmacy at anytime – for free and safe collection and disposal.
Think before you throw
Unwanted medicines are often dumped into the toilet, tipped down the sink or put out with the garbage, which starts a journey that can seriously harm the environment.
More than 500 tonnes of medicines find their way into waterways and landfill every year. Read More >