The Marion Utilities, Marion Police, and Marion General Hospital will hold an unwanted medication drop off on Saturday, April 29th from 10am to 2pm at the rear parking lot of the Marion Police Department in downtown Marion.
You may bring, expired and unwanted prescriptions and medicines (controlled/non-controlled substances), vitamins, and herbals, over the counter medications and sharps.
All bottles and containers will be destroyed along with the medications. However, if you are concerned about personal information being visible to others, you may use a black permanent marker to block out the information.
This event will help you dispose of your unwanted or expired medications in an environmentally-safe manner. Improper disposal of medications by pouring them down the drain or flushing them poses a threat to human health by contaminating the soil, ground water and drinking water. Burning medications can release toxic pollutants into the air and medications disposed of in household trash can potentially be scavenged and illegally resold.
For more information, please contact
Marion Utilities, 664-2391
Marion Police Department, 668-4412
Marion General Hospital, 660-7200