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Earlier this month, a new public education campaign launched in Cook County featuring Sheriff Tom Dart and nearly 30 local and national partners aimed at raising awareness of the proper disposal of unused medications. The Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative and its partners want residents to be aware of the nearly 200 collection sites around the county that allow residents to drop-off unused prescription and over the counter (OTC) medications with no questions asked.Through the group’s website at www.CookCountyMEDS.org you can search for the nearest collection site from a database of both public and private locations. While most sites are open during regular business hours, some are accessible around the clock or on weekends. “This is one of those unique times where the private and public sector are working in unison on something that is incredibly significant," said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.Local sites include:
To learn more about proper medication disposal and to locate a convenient drop site near you, visit www.CookCountyMEDS.org.