Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Spring Cleaning

The sun is shinning, and spring is around the corner. Spring means warmer weather, blossoming flowers, and spring cleaning. It is always a good idea to clean up your room, car, backpack, and also your medicine cabinet. Unused Prescription Drugs pose a serious problem for misuse, and need to be disposed of properly. The Bear River Health Department has useful tips and information for spring cleaning your medicine cabinet.

To dispose of your old prescription drugs follow these steps:

1. Rip off labels from the bottles that have any personal identification information.
2. Crush up the pills.
3. Place crushed pills in an undesirable substance such as kitty litter, or diapers.
4. Seal in a plastic bag and take out to the trash on the day it is collected.
5. DO NOT flush medications unless otherwise directed. This may pollute the water supply.

Remember to NEVER share your prescription drugs. It is unsafe and illegal. Properly disposing of unused prescription drugs can help prevent the growing problem of prescription drug abuse and misuse. You can also discard of old Prescription drugs at prescription drop-off boxes in your area.

Prescription Drop-off Boxes in Cache Valley

USU Police Department
850 E 1250 N, Logan
Open 24 Hours
Can Dispose of used syringes
Most Convenient location for USU students. Read this article about USU's first prescription drop box.

Logan City Police Department
62 W 300 N, Hyrum
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

North Logan City Office
2076 N 1200 E, North Logan
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Can dispose of used syringes

Hyde Park City Office
113 E Center, Hyde Park
Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
Can dispose of used syringes

Cache County Sheriff's Office
1225 West Valley View, Logan
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Hyrum City Office
83 West Main, Hyrum
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

For more information please call (435) 792-6510 or visit www.brhd.org
Also visit the Utah Government site for more resources and information about prescription drugs.


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