Medication collection nets 700 pounds

By Herald Staff

On Saturday, 396 county residents took advantage of proper disposal of medications during a medication collection.

A total of 716 pounds of medications were properly disposed of and and additional 15 pounds of cardboard and plastic bags were recycled.

Dubois County’s bi-annual medication collection day event, in association with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s national event, allows residents the opportunity to get rid of old medications in a safe manner. Two county fire departments and the state police post served as collection sites for the day.

Another collection day will be set for the fall. Residents may also use the county’s 24/7 site at the Jasper Police Department.

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