June 14 Medication Collection scheduled at three locations

Staff Report

LOVES PARK, Ill. — Saturday, June 14, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) will hold its seventh annual Medication Collection at three locations. Prescription, over-the-counter and veterinary medications, inhalers and mercury-filled thermometers will be accepted at each site. Needles, sharps, illegal drugs and bio-hazardous materials will not be accepted.

The three sites and times for each are as follow, by county:

• Winnebago County — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Machesney Town Center, south parking lot, 8750 N. Second St. (formerly Machesney Park Mall); and 9 a.m. to noon, at South Beloit Fire Department, 429 Gardner St., South Beloit, Ill.; and

• Boone County — 9 a.m. to noon, at Belvidere Township Building, 8200 Fairgrounds Road, Belvidere, Ill.

On behalf of our health partners, we want to emphasize that flushing medication is not a safe option for getting rid of unwanted drugs in your home,” said KNIB Executive Director Lori Gummow. “Please keep all medications in the original packaging or prescription bottles, with the name of the medication visible. But your personal information should be removed from the label.”

KNIB event partners for the Medication Collection include Belvidere Township; Boone County Soil and Water Conservation District; Greenlee, A Textron Company; Illinois American Water; Illinois EPA; OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center; Rock River Water Reclamation District; Rockford Health System; SwedishAmerican Health System; the City of South Beloit; University of Illinois College of Pharmacy; Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department; Winnebago County Health Department; and Woodward, Inc.

Media partners include 23 WIFR/Gray Television; Mid-West Family Broadcasting Rockford Media Group; The Rock River Times; and Thor Advertising.

For 26 years, KNIB has been actively protecting the beauty of the stateline by promoting reduction, reuse and recycling of resources. For more information, visit www.knib.org, find KNIB on Facebook, or call the office at (815) 637-1343.

From the May 28-June 3, 2014, issue

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