Quincy health officials happy with medication drop-off box success

QUINCY - Adams County Health Department officials say they are celebrating the success of a drop-off box designed to allow people to safely and properly dispose of unwanted medications.

The service, which is free to residents, was started two years ago in Quincy.  County officials say the box is regularly emptied, and that it was paid for by a state grant.

According to health department prevention coordinator Alaina Tippey, the service's goal is to get expired and unused medications out of homes and off the streets.  Although officials say they are happy with the success of the drop-off box, they also say they don't currently have a specific number of the medications that were collected.
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