Tama County SKIP?(supporting Kids in Prevention), in alliance with the Tama Police Department will be holding a prescription drug drop-off on Saturday, June 9, at the Tama Civic Center.
"There has been a significant increase in prescription drug abuse in Tama County" according to Tama Police Chief Dan Wilkens. "It is very important to dispose of these drugs properly". Any unused or expired prescription drug may be dropped off during our sponsored Prescription Drug Drop-Off. Personally identifying labels should be removed from bottles.
Flushing prescription drugs down the toilet is not an appropriate way to dispose of your outdated or unused drugs. According to studies, trace amounts prescription drugs that have been flushed have found their way into the drinking water of some cities.
Tama Police Chief
"It's going to be no questions asked", says Wilkens. Please help us reduce the risk of your outdated drugs getting into the wrong hands or into our water systems. Any Tama County resident is encouraged to bring their prescription drugs to the Tama Civic Center for proper disposal.
The drug drop-Off will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. You will not need to get out of your car to drop off your prescriptions.
Items not accepted: thermometers, needles and syringes, bloody or infectious waste, and industrial waste.
NEWS-HERALD ? IT OUT
WHAT:Safely get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs
WHEN:?Sat. June 9, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
WHERE:Tama Police Dept.,- Tama Civic Center, 305 Siegel-Curbside pickup from your vehicle
Tama Co. SKIP
Tama Police Dept.
You may contact the Tama Police Department with any questions at 641-484-2440.