Medication Disposal Bins Safest Way to Get Rid of Old Meds

The St. Clair County Health Department wants residents to be mindful when disposing of medications.  On their, “Be Ready St. Clair County” Facebook page, the health department reminds citizens to please refrain from disposing of any medication in the garbage or down the sewer system.  Most communities in our area have safe disposal sites. Port Huron Police, Clay Twp. Police, Marysville Fire, Wadhams and Sheldon Pharmacies, and many more are equipped for medication disposal.  The Marine City Police Department has partnered with the Rite-Aid Foundation and KidsCents to offer a medication disposal bin at the police department. They do note that the disposal bin cannot accept syringes or sharps of any kind. If you have liquids or syringes call the location near you to learn what and if those items are accepted. If a law enforcement agency does not have a disposal unit, they can apply for one through the Rite-Aid Foundation, though the department must be within 20 miles of a Rite-Aid store.