IVCH drug disposal program passes six ton mark

IVCH drug disposal program passes six ton mark

Since the program started a decade ago, P2D2 has collected more than six tons of medicine for safe disposal. Illinois Valley Community Hospital arranged for drug disposal boxes to be put in the Ottawa, Streator, Oglesby, Peru, and Mendota police stations. Drugs put in them are kept out of landfills, waterways, and the hands of people who might misuse them. The drugs put in the boxes can be over-the-counter, off-the-rack, or prescription medications.

Left to right: Jennifer Eckard, Lisa Hanson, Mike Mayszak, Ali Grief, and Jennifer Simes in the IVCH P2D2 program. Here they are with more than 1,200 pounds ready to be shipped away for incineration.