(WASHINGTON - September 21, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is lending its support and expertise for drug take-back events sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The events will take place at 1,700 sites around the country on Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Citizens may bring unwanted solid prescription and over-the-counter medicines to any of these locations so they may be disposed of safely. Liquids, such as cough syrup will not be accepted.
Unused drugs that sit on shelves around the home may present a danger to people as well as ecosystems. Removing unused medications from households can help prevent intentional misuse and unintentional poisonings of children and pets.
Dumping the medication down the drain or flushing it down the toilet can become a source of water contamination. EPA continues to investigate whether such contamination adversely impacts human health or aquatic life.
Find a collection site near you:
As of sept. 21, the closest collection locations to Avoyelles Parish were:
LASALLE PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE LASALLE PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE 1050 COURTHOUSE ST. JENA LA, 71342
ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA POLICE DEPT. MARTIN COMM. CENTER 2301 MILL ST. ALEXANDRIA LA, 71301
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE LOUISIANA STATE POLICE TROOP E TROOPER ALISON MCCAMPBELL 1710 ODOM STREET ALEXANDRIA LA, 71301