Groups collecting unwanted medication

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Medicine chest clean-out Saturday at Tell City fire station

By Vince Luecke

TELL CITY - Several groups will sponsor a Medicine clean-out Day event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tell City Fire Department. County residents are invited to clean their medicine cabinets of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.  

Volunteers will also collect full needle boxes and dispose of them at no cost. Studies show that many old medications are disposed of in toilets and sinks, contributing to water contamination. Medicine cabinets filled with old medicines can also lead to thefts by people who abuse medications, especially pain-killers.

The event's sponsors are Tell City Police Department, Perry County Substance Abuse Committee, SAFE KIDS Perry County and the recycling and solid waste districts in Perry and Spencer counties.