Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Got drugs?

Want to part with unused, expired and/or unwanted medications that are cluttering up your medicine cabinet and closets?

Woodstock School District 200 sent me the following announcement:

"Woodstock Police Department is joining other local police departments in a prescription medication take back program this Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Abuse of prescription medications is one of the quickest growing concerns for the youth in our community, and they report that one way of receiving the medications is from family and friends medicine cabinets. Many people dispose of their unused medications by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the garbage, both of these ways expose our soil and ground water to contamination. The medications turned in on Saturday will be disposed of by qualified companies with the help of the DEA. This is a great chance to reduce the number of unused medicines accruing in your own cabinet in an environmentally sound way!

"Some items can not be collected, see the attached flyer for more information."

(Items that will not be collected are liquids, IV bags/solutions, injectables, needles, lancets and sharps.)

The Woodstock Police station is located at 656 Lake Avenue, Woodstock. Other agencies participating at Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Johnsburg, Lakewood and Spring Grove Police Departments. The McHenry County Sheriff's Department was not mentioned.

Questions? Contact Kristy Hecke at or 815.334.4585

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