[Pharmwaste] Yellow Jug Old Drugs Sept. Collection In Michigan

chris angel info at greatlakescleanwater.org
Tue Oct 9 17:25:33 EDT 2012


NEWS RELEASE							Issue Date: 10.8.12
CONTACT: Chris Angel  989-736-8179    info at greatlakescleanwater.org 
47,396 pounds of Unused/Unwanted Drugs
Collected and Properly Disposed by 
Yellow Jug Old Drugs program in Michigan

 During the recent quarterly collection at participating pharmacies in Michigan, the Yellow Jug Old Drugs program collected 7023 lbs. of unused/unwanted drugs. The program was started by Great Lakes Clean Water, a non-profit organization in May 2009.  A total of 47,396  lbs. has been collected to date. 
             Yellow Jug Old Drugs is a program that works in partnership with local pharmacies to collect and properly  dispose 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 248 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, Gratiot County Solid Waste Authority, Ten Sixteen Recovery Network and the Michigan DEQ Michigan Community Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Program for the development of ongoing household drug collection programs. 

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Chris Angel, President
Volunteer Board of Dir.
Great Lakes Clean Water Organization
www.greatlakescleanwater.org 
989.736.8179


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