Medication Collection Day Announced: Saturday, October 24 in Dubois County

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Medication Collection Day Announced: Saturday, October 24 in Dubois County

You can be a part of the addiction solution by bagging your expired, unused, and unwanted pharmaceuticals and disposing of them at the Dubois County Medication Collection on Saturday, October 24, 2020 as part of the DEA National Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Event. The Jasper State Police Post, located at 2209 Newton Street, will host the collection from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT while the Celestine Fire Station, located at 6964 E State Highway 164, and the Holland Fire Station, located at 504 Main Street will host from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT.

All three sites will be drive thru this fall, so residents are asked to please stay in your vehicle and a volunteer will assist you. Please wear your face covering.

The Huntingburg and Jasper Police Stations also accept pharmaceuticals 24/7 in their drop boxes located at 503 E. 1st Street and 309 E 6th Street respectively.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris Faulkenberg asks Dubois County residents to rid their homes of expired, unwanted, and unused medications. Unused drugs are a common household health threat that can be lessened when you clean the old and unused meds out of your home. Don’t forget vitamins, ointments, syrups, drops, herbal products, meds that should have been kept cold but were not, and aerosols not in pressurized containers. These pharmaceuticals will be accepted at the collection sites.

 

 

No sharps or needles, infectious materials, (anything containing bodily fluids) or waste will be collected. This collection is for private citizens only. No collections will be accepted from businesses or health facilities.

This project impacts the substance abuse and environmental stewardship of Dubois County communities.  The sponsors of this Dubois County Medication Collection are the DEA, Indiana State Police, Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Dubois County Solid Waste Management District, Dubois County Substance Abuse Council, Dubois County CARES, Fire Stations, and TRI-CAP RSVP.

Media Contact:

Rachel Trabant, Tri-CAP RSVP Program Director 812-482-2233

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