On Saturday, October 29, 2011 the Taylorville Police Department was a host location for the National Drug Take Back program which was held across the country. The Taylorville Police Department collected 71.3 pounds of unused prescription drugs. That is 71.3 pounds that will not end up in our water system or landfills or more importantly sold to individuals on the street for illegal use or consumption by children.
In Central Illinois a total of 2,543.2 pounds of unused prescription drugs were collected.
We urge everyone to take advantage of this program so they can properly dispose of unused and/or outdated prescription drugs and even over the counter medicine.
The next scheduled take back program will be held in the spring of 2012.