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May 26, 2014

How and where: The safe way to dispose of expired, unwanted medicine

Freeburg residents are encouraged to drop off unwanted drugs for safe disposal in a new pharmaceutical drop box.

Illinois American Water Co. and the village of Freeburg partnered for the drop box, which is located at the Freeburg Police Department, 14 Southgate Center. To reach the Freeburg Police Department for more information, call 618-539-3132.

Residents should drop off unwanted prescription medications so they can be incinerated, which is the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended approach to pharmaceutical disposal.

Other locations in the metro-east that accept pharmaceuticals for safe disposal include:

Caseyville Police Department

10 W. Morris St., Caseyville

618-344-2151

Collinsville Police Department

200 W. Clay St., Collinsville

618-344-2131

Columbia Police Department

1020 N. Main St., Columbia

618-281-5151

Fairview Heights Police Department

10027 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights

618-489-2100

Madison County Sheriff's Department

405 Randle, Edwardsville

618-692-7040, ext. 4829

Maryville Police Department

2500 N. Center St., Maryville

618-344-8899

O'Fallon Police Department

285 N. 7 Hills Road, O'Fallon

618-624-4545

St. Clair County Sheriff's Department

700 N. Fifth St., Belleville

618-277-3504

Troy Police Department

116 E. Market St., Troy

618-667-6731

Waterloo Police Department

301 S. Main St., Waterloo

618-939-3377

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