Unwanted Medication Disposal Day At Area Walgreens Stores (VIDEO)

By Alex Miller - 21Alive

September 27, 2013 Updated Sep 27, 2013 at 7:45 AM EDT

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (21Alive) - The Allen County TRIAD has teamed up with Walgreens drug stores in the area for their annual "Unwanted Medication Disposal Day", Friday.

If you have any unused or expired medicine in your home you're encouraged to participate.

The collection will run from 9AM to 1PM Friday.

Collection bins will be at the following locations:

5830 N. Clinton Street at St. Joe Center Road
6202 W. Jefferson Blvd. at Getz Road
6730 Bluffton Road at Lower Huntington Road
330 W. State Street at Wells Street
907 Lincoln Highway West at Brookwood (New Haven)
10170 Maysville Road at Chapel Ridge
1701 E. Paulding Road at South Anthony Blvd.
1610 W. Cook Road at Lima Road
5435 E. Dupont Road at Tonkel Road
10211 Chestnut Plaza Drive at Scott Road (Chestnut Hills)
11932 Lima Road at Carroll Road
10412 Coldwater Road at Dupont Road
2410 N. Coliseum Blvd. at East State Street
6201 Stellhorn Road at Maplecrest Road

Additionally, here's a list of locations that collect unused or unwanted medications everyday:

Indiana State Police Post, 5811 Ellison Rd.
Allen County Sheriff, Huntertown Town Hall
Fort Wayne Police, Edwin J. Rousseau Centre Lobby, One East Main St.
New Haven Police, 815 Lincoln Highway East,

Flushing unused or unwanted medication down the toilet is no longer considered a safe method of disposal.

According to a recent U.S. Geological Survey traces of painkillers, estrogen, antidepressants, blood-pressure medicines were all found in water samples from 30 states.

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