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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Dispose of old medications when spring cleaning

  • The Underage Substance Abuse Coalition, along with the New Ulm, Sleepy Eye and Springfield Police Departments, want to encourage community members to properly dispose of old or unused medications at one of the three Take Back disposal boxes located at each of the police departments in Brown County.
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  • The Underage Substance Abuse Coalition, along with the New Ulm, Sleepy Eye and Springfield Police Departments, want to encourage community members to properly dispose of old or unused medications at one of the three Take Back disposal boxes located at each of the police departments in Brown County.
     
    The local police departments have disposed of over 800 pounds of medications since the Take Back program began in October 2011.
     
    What should be taken to the Take Back boxes: expired or unwanted prescription medications, un-needed or expired over-the-counter medicines, drugs that didn’t work for you, a family member, or pet, drugs that are no longer used and medicine from deceased family members, unknown tablets and capsules.
     
    The police departments ask that all medicines be left in their original containers if possible. Names can be crossed out, but it’s not necessary as this is a safe and confidential program. Thermometers, needles, or medical waste of any type will not be accepted.
     
    Unwanted medicines can be collected from individual households only. Medications cannot be accepted from businesses such as nursing homes, doctor’s offices or any other institution or business.
     
    The Take Back disposal box is open 24/7 and is located at the Sleepy Eye Police Department at 130 2nd Ave. NW.
     
    The Prescription Drug Take-Back program aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal. Help protect your family, your community and the environment by properly disposing of them.

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