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Medicine collection event in Machesney Park on June 9th

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful will be hosting a medicine collection event at the Machesney Park Mall on June 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They will accept expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, including veterinary medicines. Controlled substances will be accepted. They cannot accept sharps, needles or syringes. Pharmaceutical waste from businesses will not be accepted.

Additional drop-off sites will be open 9 a.m. to Noon only at:
South Beloit - Fire Department, 429 Gardner Street
Freeport - Senior Resource Center at Lincoln Mall
Belvidere - Township Building, 8200 Fairgrounds

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful started their single-day medicine collection events in June 2008. By 2011, they had expanded to 6 drop-off sites in 5 counties (Winnebago, Stephenson, JoDaviess, Carroll and Boone).

Their partners in providing this important service to the community include the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Rock River Water Reclamation District, Veolia Environmental Services, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Department of Pharmacy, Rockford Health Systems, Swedish American Hospital, Winnebago County Sheriff's Department, Winnebago County Health Department, local pharmacies and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.

So far their Medication Disposal Program has properly disposed of more than 12,740 pounds of unused medicine.

This is an all-volunteer operation. If you would like to volunteer, or if you have questions about the event, please call John Kloster-Prew at 815-637-1343.

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 9:48AM on 6/6/2012
Categories: Collection Programs Single-day Events