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Spring Medication Collection Day Announced

Spring Medication Collection Day Announced

Dubois County (NNDC):

Medication Collection Day in Dubois County is April 24th.

The event will take place at the Jasper Police Post from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  The Ferdinand Fire Station and the Dubois Fire Station will also host collections from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

This event will be a drive-thru collection with RSVP volunteers collecting the medications from the participants’ vehicles, preferably the trunk, and conducting a short, anonymous survey of each participant. Residents are asked to please stay in your vehicle and a volunteer will assist you. Organizers ask participants to wear your face covering.

The Jasper Police Station located 309 E. 6th St also accept pharmaceuticals year round, 24/7 in their drop boxes.

Dubois County residents are asked to rid their homes from 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.

There are reasons why expiration dates are stamped on medication containers.  Chemical compositions and potency can change and become altered with age.  Keeping expired and unused medicines in the home is not safe.  Some medicine looks like candy to a child, and some may be tempting to a teen or someone with a problem.

No sharps (needles/syringes), infectious materials, (anything containing bodily fluids) or waste will be collected.  This Collection is for private citizens only.  No collections will be accepted from For Profit Businesses or Health Facilities.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department will supervise the collections at the Ferdinand and Dubois Fire Stations, and the Indiana State Police will supervise the Jasper Post site.

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

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