Home / Articles / News / Cap City / DRUG DISPOSAL
Print this Article
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:05 am

DRUG DISPOSAL

Got pills? If you’re not using them, you might want to consider bundling them up this Saturday and taking them to a proper disposal site to help celebrate National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. During the last such gather-up day in April, the DEA says that nearly 900,000 pounds of drugs – including 24 tons from Illinois -- were brought to disposal sites nationwide and ultimately incinerated. Besides keeping drugs out of the hands of kids and house guests who can’t resist foraging through your medicine cabinet, drugs taken to official disposal sites as opposed to being flushed down the toilet don’t end up in our water supply. Saturday’s event lasts from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with disposal sites planned for Prevention First, a drug abuse prevention organization, at 2800 Montvale Drive in Springfield; the Sangamon County Public Health Department at 2833 South Grand Avenue East; the Chatham Police Department at 117 East Mulberry and the Sherman Police Department at 2629 E. Andrew Road. They’ll accept just about any prescription drug you can imagine, but exercise caution. What with the upcoming presidential election, you might be needing that Xanax after all.

Calendar

  • Thu
    11
  • Fri
    12
  • Sat
    13
  • Sun
    14
  • Mon
    15
  • Tue
    16
  • Wed
    17
   

PUB CRAWL