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:
Huntertown Town Hall 15617 Lima Road
Phone: 260-637-5058 Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00-5:00
Indiana State Police Post 5811 Ellison Road
Phone: 260-432-8661 Hours: 24/7 in lobby