Ask On Begley Street: How much trash do the Begleys produce?

Posted August 18th, 2013 | 2 Comments

From the On Begley Street Twitter files:

Q: Does your weekly trash still fit in your car’s glove compartment?


  1. I need to dispose of many pill bottles of pills, capsules, all have either expired or I no longer need the medication. I feel uncomfortable disposing in the trash which my trash company has suggestion. They said to use duct tape to put around the cap, and black out my name, etc. Another co. said to put a small amount of vinegar or other liquid like that in the bottle. Both said to hide the bottles in my trash can. There has to be another way to dispose of these medications? The pharmacies do not want the meds back. Please help Ed. Thank you, Mary Holliday

  2. In Los Angeles, the city has Safe Centers where drugs can be taken. The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) has National Prescription Drug Take Back Day coming up on October 26, 2013 ( Many websites state that it’s okay to flush some medications down the toilet, but our country already has enough drug residues in the waterways which aren’t removed via city water purification plants.

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