Curtis Bay, Maryland - April 13, 2017: Non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste is fed from a box conveyor into a hopper bucket before dropping into the incinerator at the Curtis Bay Medical Waste Incinerator plant in Curtis Bay, Md., Thursday April 13, 2017. Non-hazardous waste, in the white boxes, often includes unused drugs and supplies from medical facilities and nursing homes.
Unused drugs are sometimes flushed down toilets by staff, or they populate landfills in waste bags. Incineration is the most environmentally friendly form of medical wasted disposal.
CREDIT: Matt Roth