(Photo Courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office)
Authorities in LaPorte County announced today that on Friday they incinerated 105 and a half pounds of unused medicines that had been collected in their pill drop boxes since late April. Pill drop boxes provide a means for citizens to dispose of unused or unwanted medicines and prevent them from entering the environment in landfills and water systems, as well as prevent experimentation, addiction, overdose and death. A reminder though that only solid medications are accepted at the drop off boxes, which can be found in the lobbies of most sheriff's offices and police departments, while liquids are to be disposed of in cat litter or coffee grounds and then placed in a trash bin. Needles are to be placed in a sealed container, such as a detergent bottle, and taken to the proper facility, which in LaPorte County, is LaPorte County Solid Waste, in LaPorte.
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