Argenta officials add medicine disposal box at Village Hall

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ARGENTA - Argenta officials have announced that an unwanted and expired medicine disposal box has been installed at the Village Hall.

With the addition of the box, the Argenta Village Hall has become the fourth location in Macon County to safely accept and dispose of unwanted and expired medicines.  The collection program was initiated by the Macon County Sheriff's Office, with the collection box being provided by the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.

All four locations currently accept prescription medications, vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter medications in the form of pills, tablets, lozenges, and capsules.  Medications in the form of creams, liquids, syrups, and ointments are not accepted at the Decatur Police Department location, but are accepted at the other three locations.

Aerosols, inhalers, thermometers, commercial waste, medical waste, and sharps, such as lancets and needles, are not accepted at any of the locations.  Those who dispose of medications at these sites will need to keep the substances in their original containers with the medicine's name clearly labeled.  However, individuals may choose to mark out their personal information.

We have included the locations of all four collection boxes in Macon County below:

Argenta Village Hall
330 North Warren Street, Argenta
In the lobby, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
Operated by Macon County Sheriff's Office.

Decatur Police Department
707 W. South Side Drive, Decatur
On the circle drive, 24 hours everyday

Macon County Sheriff's Office
333 S. Franklin Street, Decatur
In the lobby, 24 hours every day

Maroa City Hall
120 South Locust Street, Maroa
In the lobby, 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday- Friday
Operated by Maroa Police Department.

For more information on the collection program, visit www.MaconGreen.com.
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