This is the perfect time of year to do a little cleaning around the house.  If that project entails a clean-out of your medicine chest, it's important to dispose of no longer needed medications properly.  That's the idea behind the Drug Take Back Event scheduled for Friday, October 25 at the Superior Public Library.

Between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, representatives from the AODA Community Coalition of Douglas County along with the Superior Police Department will be at the library, collecting old prescription medications - to be disposed of in the right way.  All prescription pills, over-the-counter pills, supplements, and liquids will be accepted.

Proper disposal of medications is key to preventing the chemicals from making their way into the environment and into our drinking water. It also prevents the drugs from finding their way into human hands to be used nefariously.  Many people assume that just flushing unwanted medications down the toilet takes care of the problem.  While that does prevent their unlawful use, it still allows the chemicals the opportunity to contaminate lakes, rivers, streams, and drinking water.