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How to Dispose of Unwanted Medication



Previously, many people thought that flushing unwanted medication down the toilet was a safe and easy solution. Now, flushing unwanted medication down the toilet is considered the least desirable of all alternatives. Recent U.S. geological studies have found traces of estrogen, painkillers, antidepressants, blood pressure medicine, etc. in water samples from 30 states. Studies have linked the hormone exposure to reproductive defects in fish. Also, they have linked the environmental exposure to antibiotics to the development of drug-resistant germs.


Help to protect our rivers and waterways by disposing of unwanted medication in the proper locations. The Allen County TRIAD sponsors a year-round medication collection program with the support of local police and sheriff’s departments. In Allen County, the collection boxes are available at the following police and sheriff posts:


Northwest

Huntertown Town Hall 15617 Lima Road

Phone: 260-637-5058 Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00-5:00


Southwest

Indiana State Police Post 5811 Ellison Road

Phone: 260-432-8661 Hours: 24/7 in lobby


SOURCE: Allen County Department of Environmental Management

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