BOONE, Iowa—The Boone Police Department has taken part in the successful Drug Drop Off Program in Boone County and Police Chief Bill Skare says they have taken steps to improve that service to residents. Skare says the department has added a new drop off bin in the front reception area of the Police Department. He said the bin arrived last Friday and is now set up and ready to go. To hear Skare’s comments, click here. The cost, about $900 was covered by the Boone County SAFE Program with support from the Boone City Utility Department. Roy Martin supported the effort because the city prefers to have prescription drugs disposed of properly rather than to have them flushed or dumped into the water supply.
Skare says the locked drop off will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Residents can follow the same guidelines used for the big drop off campaign conducted in the spring and fall. Outdated and unused prescription and over the counter medications will be taken. Residents can remove or write over personnel information if they choose to do so. Items will be removed from the drop box a couple of times a week and will be turned over to the State Department of Public Safety for proper disposal.
Skare says all residents should take the responsibility for the proper disposal of outdated and unused medications and the Boone Police Department just wants to make that an easier alternative.