It is time to clean out your medicine cabinets as part of a regular routine. Disposal of your unused or expired prescription medications helps prevent medicine misuse. Youth in our county report that they have high levels of access to prescription medications in their homes and the homes of relatives. Take 2 minutes for prevention, by disposing of these medications and properly securing them in your home.
Join us for a medication disposal event at Kroger in Urbana on Saturday, October 26th from 10am - 2pm. As a community service, Mary Rutan Hospital will also dispose of used/unused syringes at no charge. Drive thru service is available. No inhalers or liquids will be accepted.
If you are unable to attend this event, you can dispose year round at one of five local permanent medication disposal (drug drop-boxes) located at the St. Paris Municipal building (police department); Mechanicsburg Police Department, Urbana Municipal Building (main entrance), Champaign County Sheriff's Office, or at Mercy Hospital near the ER entrance.
Prevention works. Everyone has a role in keeping our community safe and healthy. Add this event to your calendar now and we will see you there!
For more information regarding this event please contact Champaign County Drug Free Youth Coalition & Opiate Task Force and Mary Rutan Hospital.