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523 pounds of medications were properly disposed of in Take Back Event in Dubois County

Organizers counted 325 residents taking advantage of Saturday’s opportunity for proper disposal of medications during the nice spring day. Residents are doing a great job cleaning out those medicine cabinets. Tri-Cap RSVP Director Rachel Trabant states 523 pounds of medications were properly disposed of on Saturday. Additionally, 20 pounds of cardboard and plastic bags were recycled. Dubois County’s bi-annual medication collection day event, in association with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s national event, allows residents the opportunity to get rid of old medications in a safe manner. Schnellville and Huntingburg fire departments and the Jasper State Police Post served as collection sites for the day.

Each properly disposed of item reduces contamination in our water system and alleviates the potential for accidental overdose or ingestion of outdated or incorrect medication. It is medication kept away from kids, teenagers or those susceptible to becoming prescription medication addicts.

Another collection day will be set for the fall, normally set for the last part of October. Residents may also use the county’s 24/7 site at the Jasper City Police Department.

Sponsors for the event include the Indiana State Police Post District 34, Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Haysville, and Ireland Volunteer Fire Departments, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dubois County Substance Abuse Council, Tri-CAP RSVP, Dubois County CARES, and the Dubois County Solid Waste District.

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