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: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Central

Allen County/Fort Wayne Police Department
Rousseau Centre, 1 E. Main St. (box in the lobby)
Phone: 260-427-1222
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

East

New Haven Police Department
815 Lincoln Highway E.
Phone: 260-748-7080
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 sealed in a container and placed in the trash). NO syringes/sharps! More information call TRIAD 260-469-3036.

Additional medication collection takes place at Walgreens on the 4th Friday of April and September. Contact TRIAD for more information.

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