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City collects 175 pounds in discarded medication

Published: May 4, 2017 1:18 PM
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The city completed its fourth Tallmadge Drug Take-Back Day April 29.

There were three drop-off locations that included the Tallmadge Police Department, Acme and Giant Eagle.

Approximately 175 pounds of unused or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication was collected, according to Tallmadge Law Director Megan Raber.

“Many people said they had been holding onto their medication because they didn't know what to do with it,” said Raber, adding, “We provided information to everyone about the city’s DUMP box, located in the lobby of the police department.

The DUMP box is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day to dispose of unwanted or unused medication.

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” Raber said the city plans to continue this collection semi-annually in conjunction with the DEA’s national drug take-back day.

“It’s  a great way to build awareness and encourage people to clean out their medicine cabinets,” she said.

For this event, the drugs were picked up and incinerated by the DEA.

For the city’s DUMP program, the drugs are taken to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office which incinerates the medications.

Pictured are Tallmadge Police Chief Ron Williams and Tallmadge City Schools Studetn Resource Officer Dave Quillen collecting medication outside Acme Fresh Market at 600 South Ave.


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