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April 5, 2010

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

The Utah DEQ is hosting several drop-off locations for medication disposal. Check it out:

Utahans will have an opportunity to drop off their unused prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs on April 24 at various locations throughout the state.

“Proper drug disposal is so important for the environment and for our health and safety,” said Leah Ann Lamb, assistant director of the Division of Water Quality. “Flushing medicines down the toilet or sink enter the water because some wastewater treatment plants aren’t designed to remove them. And, medications could be stolen if they are thrown away in the garbage.”

Because proper disposal is so important, the University of Utah Poison Control Center and many others have teamed up with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to provide “drive-up and drop-off” community collection events for Utah households on April 24, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following locations:

* Cottonwood Heights: Smith’s Parking Lot, 3470 Bengal Blvd.
* Heber City: Smith’s Parking Lot, 550 N. Main St.
* Herriman: Smith’s Parking Lot, 5560 W. 1300 South
* Midvale: Hillcrest High School, 7350 S. 900 East
* Park City: Recycle Utah Parking Lot, 1951 Woodbine Way.
* Price: Sutherlands Parking Lot, 406 Highway 55.
* Salt Lake City: Salt Lake County Government Center, south parking lot, 2001 South State St.

The Utah County SMART coalition is also separately sponsoring community events, the following drop-off dates and locations are:

Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Orem Utah Valley University, northwest parking lot, 1200 W. 800 South
* Provo Walgreens, 1315 N. State St.

Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Orem Walgreens, 850 S. State St.
* Orem Walgreens, 763 N. State St.
* Pleasant Grove Walgreens, 815 W. State Road
* Lehi Walgreens, 102 N. 1200 East
* Saratoga Springs Walgreens, 1410 N. Redwood Road
* Lindon City, Police Department, 100 N. State St.

Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Springville Walgreens, 420 S. Main
* Payson Walgreens, 132 N. Main

For more information on proper disposal, please visit: http://www.medicationdisposal.utah.gov/

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