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Nearly 650 Pounds Of Medicine Collected At County Drop Boxes

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Empty plastic medicine containers wait to be recycled after drugs were properly disposed
Empty plastic medicine containers wait to be recycled after drugs were properly disposed

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MN (KDAL) - The "Take it to the Box" medication drop off sites are area law enforcement agencies around St. Louis County have collected 645.4 pounds of unused pharmaceuticals in the past ten months.  The county's Environmental Services Department set up the drop boxes earlier this year with the help of a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency grant.  There are also "Take it to the Box" locations in Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor Police facilities that are coordinated by the WLSSD.  Improper disposal of expired or unused medications can have adverse effects on fish and wildlife.

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