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Kentucky American Water taking unwanted drugs as part of county’s Med Toss event Saturday

Kentucky American Water supports Fayette County’s annual fall Med Toss drug take-back event on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At MedToss, residents may drop off unwanted, unused or outdated prescription drugs without even having to get out of their vehicles. They may simply drive into Kentucky American Water’s customer parking lot located at 2300 Richmond Road in Lexington and provide unwanted medications to the official volunteers present.

The free, anonymous event is part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take-Back Day.

It assists in helping citizens properly dispose of medications and keep them out of community’s waterways, since residents are encouraged not to flush medications down the toilet.

Subsequent to MedToss, the police department coordinates – through a safe and environmentally friendly process – the proper disposal of all medications collected.

Accepted items include:

• Prescription and over-the-counter pills
• Pet medications
• Vitamins
• Medicated ointments and lotions .

Liquids, aerosol cans, bio waste and needles cannot be accepted.

The event is made possible by the U.S. DEA, the Lexington Police Department, the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff and Kentucky American Water.

A special medication receptacle, purchased with funds donated by Kentucky American Water, is also available year-round in the Lexington Police Department’s headquarters in Lexington for citizens who wish to clear out their medicine cabinets during others times of the year.

From Kentucky American Water

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