DUBOIS CO. -- Dubois County will take part in the annual Medication Collection day this Saturday, April 28th.
Collection sites will be set up for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs which will be properly disposed of without threat to the environment. This program is for liquid and pill medications. Needles, new or used, will not be accepted for disposal.
This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines, flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, both pose potential safety and health hazards.
Once again, the Indiana State Police are pleased to partner with the DEA, and as in the past, the drugs may be dropped off at any Indiana State Police Post, except the Toll Road Post. The event will be on Saturday, April 28th, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Here in Dubois County you can drop off your discarded medication at the following locations……
- The Jasper State Police Post, on Newton Street, will host the collection from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. this Saturday.
- The Dubois Fire Station on North 2nd Street, and the St. Henry Fire Station on West 1100 South, will collect meds from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
- Remember, you can drop off unwanted meds anytime in the drop box located at the Jasper and Huntingburg Police departments.