MEDICINE COLLECTION EVENT RESULTS – Walton County 2018
Walton County, FL —On Saturday, March 24, the Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX), in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), #safewaterforWalton, Northwest Florida State College, Florida State University’s Center for Biomedical & Toxicological Research (CBTR), Walton County School Board and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, held two collection events for unwanted or unneeded medications, both over the counter and prescription.
Two convenient drop-off locations were:
WALTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
605 Bruce Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
BUTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
6694 W. County Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
During the events, participants brought in 33 pounds of over the counter and prescription medications.
These collection events provide Walton County citizens the opportunity to properly dispose of their unused or unneeded medications, protecting the environment and lessening the chances for the illegal and potentially harmful use of these drugs.
Number of Participants: 13
Pounds of Medicine Collected: 33.5
Pounds of Plastic Containers: 16
Pounds of Paper Containers: 1.5
Pounds of Plastic Film: .5
For additional information contact Gene Jones at (850) 386-6280 work or by email: [email protected].