Unwanted Medication Disposal

The age-old advice of flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet is now considered to be the least desirable of all alternatives. Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies have found traces of painkillers, estrogen, antidepressants, blood-pressure medicines, etc. in water samples from 30 states. Studies have linked hormone exposure to reproductive defects in fish, and environmental exposure to antibiotics to the development of drug resistant germs. Help protect our rivers by properly disposing of unwanted medication at the locations listed below.

Year-Round Program

The Allen County TRIAD sponsors a year-round medication collection program, with support from local police and sheriff’s departments. Collection boxes are available at the foDon't flush unwanted medications.llowing police and sheriff posts in Allen County:

Northwest

Huntertown Town Hall
15617 Lima Road
Phone: 637-5058
Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:30am-4:30pm

Southwest

Indiana State Police Post
5811 Ellison Road
Phone: 432-8661
Hours: Open 24/7 – In the Lobby

Central

Allen County/Fort Wayne Police Departmentmanypills_1_
One East Main Street – In the Lobby
Phone: 427-1222
Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8am-5pm

East

New Haven Police Department
815 Lincoln Highway East
Phone: 748-7080
Hours: Open 24/7 – In the Lobby

 

ONLY PILLS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGH THESE PROGRAMS (liquid medications can be dried by adding sawdust, kitty litter, or flour, and then thrown away). More information please call TRIAD 469-3036.

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