Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Half-Ton Of Meds Safely Recycled In Plainville, Southington, Health District Says

Courant Community, March 11, 2016

"About 1,000 pounds of unwanted prescription medicines were recycled in the past year at drop-off boxes at the town police stations in the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District, the district's director said Thursday.

People left 800 pounds of medicines in the box of the Southington police station and 200 pounds in the drop box at the Plainville police station.

'That's a lot of little pills,' Health Director Shane Lockwood said. The program is intended to cull unwanted meds from being flushed away, tossed in landfills, or abused, resold or misused by people. Read more

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