Got expired medications? Bring 'em to Apple and Pork.
The Clinton Police Department will be collecting any unused prescription drugs to make sure they get disposed of properly. Clinton Police Chief Mike Reidy says many times prescription drugs are not disposed of properly, which can have devastating effects on the water systems from which thousands draw for drinking water.
Clinton Mayor Carolyn Peters encourages anyone coming into town to take advantage of this opportunity. The police department will be out collecting those unused drugs Saturday of Apple and Pork. She also notes this is not the only time to take advantage of the collection, as the department has this available year round in their lobby.
This is a good opportunity for anyone coming from outside the area who may not have a program like this in their town to see to it old, expired, or unused drugs get disposed of properly.
In late April of this year, the Police Department collected over 400-pounds of drugs.
Those wishing to take advantage of the program from outside of Clinton, the Clinton Police Station is at the corner of Washington and Quincy, one block off of Center Street.
Driving there on Saturday also may be challenge.