By: Kelly Schmidt, ASAC Certified Prevention Specialist
It’s Spring Cleaning time! Time to get rid of those expired and/or unused medications. Ever wonder what to do with them? The annual National Drug Take Back Initiative is coming up Saturday, April 29, 2017. Want to see if there’s a local drop location near you? Check out https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov. Or you can always drop the medications off at any of the drug drop boxes listed below at any time of the year, day or night.
This is a great time to clean out that cabinet. Getting rid of those medications will help keep others from getting ahold of them and taking it themselves. One of the places people get prescription medications that don’t belong to them is from someone else’s medicine cabinet. Many people keep their medications in the bathroom, the most private room in the house. Also, in the past, it was common to flush medications down the toilet but we know now this can cause damage to our water supply.
Please consider doing a little spring cleaning of your medicine cabinet and PROPERLY get rid of those medications you no longer need.
Drop off anytime day or night: Locations in Linn, Jones, Benton, Clinton and Jackson counties listed below.
Linn County Sheriff’s office in Cedar Rapids – 310 2nd Ave. SW
Cedar Rapids Police Department – 505 1st St. SW
Hiawatha Police Department – 101 Emmons St.
Marion Police Department – 3911 Katz Dr.
Lisbon Police Department – 115 N. Washington St.
Mt. Vernon Police Department – 213 1st St. NW
Monticello Police Department – 201 East South St.
Jones County Sheriff Department in Anamosa – 500 Main St.
Benton County Sheriff Department in Vinton – 113 E 3rd St.
Belle Plaine Police Department – 1207 8th Ave.
Camanche Police Department – 819 S. Washington Blvd.
Camanche Police Department – 917 3rd Street
Clinton County Sheriff Office in Clinton – 241 7th Ave. N.
Clinton Police Department – 113 6th Ave. S.
DeWitt Police Department – 606 9th St.
Bellevue Police Department – 106 N. 3rd Street
Jackson County Sheriff Office in Maquoketa – 104 S. Niagra Street
Maquoketa Police Department – 103 South Niagra Street
For more information please visit:
Iowa Prescription Drug Drop Off Sites https://odcp.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2016/07/dropoffsjuly2016.pdf
Or call the ASAC Prevention office at 319-390-1884 for more assistance.