A Med-Return collection unit is now available at the Evarts City Hall for anyone wishing to dispose of their unwanted over-the-counter or prescription medications safely.
Evarts Police Officer William Clogston said the unit was placed at city hall by UNITE and is emptied on a regular basis by their personnel to dispose of the medications safely.
“When people come in to pay their bills or stuff like that they can drop off old medications they no longer use,” said Clogston. “Old prescription medications they don’t want around the house because of young children or teenagers, they can bring them by here and not have to worry about it getting into the wrong hands.”
Some of the things allowed in the unit to be disposed of are prescriptions, prescription patches, ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and pet medications.
“The box is locked and only UNITE officials have access to the contents,” said Clogston.”If you flush old medications down the commode or put them in the trash, they end up seeping into your water supply. This is a much safer way to dispose of these type of items.”
The unit is available for use between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at city hall.