You can also purchase The TakeAway Environmental Returns System™ for $2.99 at your Fred Meyer Pharmacy. Use Use the envelopes to put unused or expired prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs into it, seal and mail it through the U.S. Postal Service. Postage is included in the cost of the envelope. The envelope and unused medications are delivered to an approved medical waste treatment facility where a licensed law enforcement official will witness safe and proper destruction.|
The TakeAway system™ provides a safe and proper disposal of medications, and is a convenient, cost effective solution that is readily available. Controlled substances are excluded from this program due to federal regulations. The instruction card included with the envelope has a list of commonly prescribed medications that should not be sent in this envelope. If you're still not sure about your medication, ask your pharmacist. To purchase an envelope, visit any Fred Meyer Pharmacy. Find a pharmacy near you now.