The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office has installed an "Unused, Expired and Unwanted Medication Drop Box" in the main lobby of the Sheriff's Command Post located at 5607 U.S. Highway 41 North.
Unused and expired medications should be discarded properly and not allowed to remain and accumulate in the home. These medications should not be thrown away with the normal garbage or flushed down the drain. Eliminating those two methods of disposal makes properly disposing of these medicines and drugs difficult.
Maintaining these medications is ill advised for a variety of reasons:
Surrendering these unused, unwanted or expired medications this way or to other similar drug take back programs is the best and only recommended way to get rid of them safely. The sheriff's office will make sure the surrendered unused, unwanted or expired medications or drugs are safely and properly disposed of.
SOURCE: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release - December 6, 2012