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Medicine Collection Event Conducted in Jefferson County

Medicine Collection Event Conducted in Jefferson County

MEDICINE COLLECTION EVENT RESULTS – February 2017

Monticello, Florida—On Saturday, February 18th, the Jefferson Communities Water Systems, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. City of Monticello with assistance from the Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX), held an Operation Medicine Cabinet event for the free collection of unwanted or unneeded medications (both over the counter and prescription) at the Winn Dixie Shopping Center.

This was the first time that this event has been held in Jefferson County.

During the event, 22 participants brought in 68 pounds of over the counter and prescription medications.

These collection events provide Monticello/Jefferson County citizens the opportunity to properly dispose of their unused or unneeded medications, protecting water supply, the environment and lessening the chances for the illegal and potentially harmful use of these drugs.

SUMMARY

Number of Participants:                22
Pounds of Medicine Collected:   68
Pounds of Plastic Containers:     21
Pounds of Paper Containers:        5
Pounds of Plastic Film:                    1

For additional information contact Gene Jones at (850) 386-6280 work or by email: gene@swixusa.org.

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