BOONE, Iowa—Boone County participates in the nationwide Drug Drop Off project and Boone County residents have used the program quite a bit in the past couple of years. The Drop Off is conducted twice a year and is an effort to safely dispose of unused or out dated medications and prescriptions. Residents are encouraged to look through their medicine cabinets or cup boards and check to see if there are any out dated or unused prescriptions, including pills, lotions and patches. Also check on over the county medications that may be outdated, even vitamins or supplements. Unused pet medications should also be dropped off.
The program is confidential, so if there is information on prescription, it can be blacked out or removed if possible. After you have collected items you want to turn in for disposal, stop by your local police department between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM Saturday, October 26th. Those collecting items will not take needles or syringes, bloody or infectious waste, thermometers or shampoo, soaps or lotions.
The Drug Drop Off in Boone County is supported by Boone County Project SAFE, the Boone County Supervisors, the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, the Boone County Landfill, the Drug Enforcement Administration and of course the Police Departments in Boone, Madrid and Ogden.