[Pharmwaste] News Release 5.22.12 40, 373 pounds collected by Yellow Jug Old Drugs

chris angel info at greatlakescleanwater.org
Tue May 22 11:02:45 EDT 2012

NEWS RELEASE							Issue Date: 5.22.12
CONTACT: Chris Angel  989-736-8179    info at greatlakescleanwater.org 
40,373 pounds of Unused/Unwanted Drugs
Collected and Properly Disposed by Yellow Jug Old Drugs program 

             During the recent quarterly collection at participating pharmacies in Michigan, the Yellow Jug Old Drugs program collected 7020 lbs. of unused/unwanted drugs. The program was started by Great Lakes Clean Water, a non-profit organization in May 2009.  A total of 40,373 lbs. has been collected to date. 
Yellow Jug Old Drugs is a program that works in partnership with local pharmacies to collect and properly 
of unwanted/unused drugs in a safe and approved manner to help keep our water clean. 
Individuals can dispose of unused/unwanted drugs free of charge at participating pharmacies 
Currently there are 241 pharmacies participating in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin . To find a participating pharmacy in your area go to www.greatlakescleanwater.org  or call 989-736-8179  
The Yellow Jug Old Drugs program accepts non-controlled drugs only at pharmacies. To help in the efforts to prevent abuse of prescription drugs, the program works in cooperation with many Law Enforcement agencies that collect controlled substances. Participating pharmacies have a complete list of accepted/not accepted items and can help customers with any questions they may have.
	Program support in Michigan has been provided by local pharmacies, United Water, Consumers Energy Foundation, Detroit Renewable Power, SSCENT, Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan, Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services, Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force, Missaukee County Soil Conservation District, Gratiot County Solid Waste Authority and Ten Sixteen Recovery Network. 

Chris Angel, President
Volunteer Board of Dir.
Great Lakes Clean Water Organization

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