If you have any unused or expired drugs in your medicine cabinet, you can dispose of them on Saturday, April 26, which is designated as National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The Beardstown and Rushville police departments, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), are sponsoring sites for drug disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In Beardstown the drugs can be dropped off at the Beardstown Police Department, 418 E. Main St. In Rushville the drugs can be dropped off at the County Market Pharmacy or at the Moreland and Devitt Pharmacy. In addition, residents can drop off medication at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital’s Family Fun Health Fair on April 26 between 9 a.m. and noon at the Schuyler Industry Middle School gym.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Medications may be left in their original containers. The DEA will dispose of the prescription drugs.
In Beardstown, officers will pick up the medications for those unable to get to the drop-off site. For pickup, call 323-2389 or 323-3131.
For other drop-off sites, go to www.dea.gov or call 1-800-882-9539.