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Day-long medication drop-off at Sycamore Police Department

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Elise Amendola
Prescription drugs lay on a countertop. The Sycamore Police Department is hosting a day-long prescription drug drop-off service for people to safely discard their prescription medications. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

DeKALB – The Sycamore Police Department has partnered with State Sen. Dave Syverson and State Rep. Jeff Keicher in an effort to keep unused prescription drugs out of circulation. A prescription drug drop-off will be held 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Sycamore Police Department, 535 DeKalb Ave.

“I’m glad to have an outstanding community partner like the Sycamore Police in this effort,” Keicher said. “I encourage everyone to check your medicine cabinets and bring your items during one of our drop-off times on September 7.”

Staff will be on-site to help collect and dispose of expired or unwanted medication free of charge. Prescription medications, ointments, patches, pet medications, and vitamins will be accepted. Illegal drugs, needles, and liquids of any kind will not be accepted.

Improper disposal of medications can result in water supply contamination, possible abuse, or harm to children.

“Unused and expired medications present a greater threat to children than in years past, and it has become increasingly important to ensure we keep these medications out of their hands with drop-off events like this,” Syverson said.

To ask questions or get more information, contact Keicher’s office at 815-748-3494 or Syverson’s office at 815-987-7555.

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