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A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.


Bring Your Unwanted Meds to Wabash Riverfest in West Lafayette, IN

While Wabash Riverfest might seem like an unlikely place to find a medicine collection event, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and the West Lafayette Police Department know that a take-back event will help keep medicine out of the Wabash River. An event like Riverfest is also a fun way to educate people about the steps they can take to properly dispose of their unwanted medicines and improve water quality in their community.

The take-back event will be held on Saturday July 14th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette, Indiana. You can drop off your unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter medicines. Sharps and needles will not be accepted.

After you've visited the take-back event, stay to enjoy the other festival activities, including live music, pony rides, games, a 5K race and the canoe races.

Riverfest is a free, family-friendly event that brings people to the shores of the Wabash to enjoy one of the area's greatest natural resources. By bringing your unwanted medications for proper disposal, you'll be helping to protect the river for future families.

For more information about the medicine take-back event, contact Laura Kammin.

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 2:02PM on 7/10/2012
Categories: Collection Programs Single-day Events