The sponsors of the Dubois County Medication Collection Day say that the collections that took place this past Saturday around the county brought in a steady stream of residents, despite the steady stream of rain that day.
Tri-Cap RSVP director Becky Beckman says a total of 351 residents brought in 353 pounds of medications which were then prepared for proper disposal by the Jasper State Police Post.
Dubois County Solid Waste District director Carla Striegel-Winner oversaw the recycling effort and noted that that over 101 pounds of plastic (including 24 pounds of lids for local schools) and 22 pounds of cardboard packaging were recycled.
Sponsors for the event included the Jasper Post of the Indiana State Police, the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, the Birdseye and Haysville Volunteer Fire Departments, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dubois County Substance Abuse Council, Tri-CAP RSVP, the Habig Older Americans Center and the Dubois County Solid Waste District.
Another collection day will be held next fall, but residents are also encouraged to utilize the Huntingburg Police Department’s 24/7 lobby drop box, which is available to any Dubois County resident at any time.