Safely Dispose of Unwanted Medications

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If you have expired or unwanted medications you can bring them to Salem City Hall for safe and secure disposal.  The Drug Drop event will be held on Saturday, April 27th, from 9:00am – 11:00am. All medications will be taken and disposed of, no questions asked.

In the past, most people flushed old medicines down the toilet. This was done to prevent accidental poisonings of children and animals who may find medicines in the trash. But today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) no longer recommends this. Sewage treatment plants may not be able to clean all medicines out of the water. This may harm fish, wildlife and humans.

This Drug Drop event is sponsored by:  The Washington County Substance Abuse Council, City of Salem, Hoosier Hills PACT, Salem Police and Fire Departments, Washington Co. Prosecutor’s Office, Washington Co. Sheriff’s Dept and The Wash Co Prevent Child Abuse Council.