6/6/12

Unwanted medicine collections scheduled for downstate Illinois

The Illinois EPA has scheduled a series of collection events to properly dispose of unwanted medicines and other household hazardous wastes. 

Expired prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and personal care products like shampoo and soaps can all make their way into water supplies, contaminating drinking water and having detrimental effects on the environment. Disposal events like these provide a safe way for people to keep medicines from contaminating the environment, as well as keeping them away from children and pets. 

The Illinois EPA’s press release has the details and schedule for these upcoming events throughout the year. Households in the immediate Lake Michigan area and surrounding areas have access to collection locations in four areas, and you can find information about collection locations at our Unwanted Meds website.

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