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Madison County has collected over eleven tons of unwanted medication with their drug initiative "RX 4 Safety." The program, which began in April of 2015, is a collective effort, between the community and law enforcement to protect the community from improper disposal of medications. Citizens with unwanted medications do not have to wait for a specific day to get rid of these pills.
Secure drop off bins are available 24 hours a day at many local police stations. Madison County Sheriff John Lakin tells the Big Z the initiative offers a safe way to dispose of the pills.
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Lakin says they recently collected over 1,860 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications to be sent off to an incinerator to be safely destroyed. While many items can be accepted, those that cannot include oxygen tanks, asthma inhalers, mercury thermometers, hearing aids, household waste, and sharps or needles.