Posted: Friday, 03 January 2014 6:35AM
Medicine Drop Boxes Continue Services
BLUE EARTH COUNTY (TEC News), January 3 – Mankato residents are reminded of the medicine collection services available to the public. A drop box was established at the Justice Center in 2011 and a second one at the Public Safety Center in 2013. Both locations are open. Collection totals nearly doubled in 2013 with a total of 2,664 pounds of medicine collected between the two sites, compared to 1,700 pounds collected in 2012.
Accepted items include; prescription medications, over-the counter medications, narcotics and other controlled substances, medication samples, pet medications, vitamins and supplements, liquid medication in glass or leak-proof containers (please put in an additional plastic bag), medicated ointments and lotions, inhalers and street drugs.
Non-accepted items include; mercury thermometers, sharps, IV bags, infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide and business medicines.