The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

April 23, 2014

Medication drop boxes available

Residents can dispose of unused meds


Clinton Herald

CLINTON — Although no formal event is planned in Clinton County for Saturday’s nationwide Medication Take Back Day, area officials are reminding residents this week about permanent drop boxes at area law enforcement agencies.

Unused or expired medications can be disposed of during normal business hours in the lobbies of four police departments in Clinton County — Camanche Police Department, 819 South Washington Blvd.; Clinton County Sheriff’s office, 241 Seventh Ave. North; Clinton Police Department, 116 Sixth Ave. South; DeWitt Police Department, 606 Ninth St.

All Clinton County residents can participate in the program. There is no cost to drop off medications, and participants may dispose of medication in its original container. No mercury thermometers, sharps/needles or biomedical waste will be accepted in the medication disposal boxes.

For more information, log on to www.takeadoseoftruth.com or contact Kristin Huisenga at the Gateway ImpACT Coalition at (563) 241-4371.