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Expired, unwanted pills? Drop them off

FORT WAYNE – Local police agencies and Walgreens stores are joining to get unwanted pills out of medicine cabinets and bedside tables and disposed of correctly.

“Flushing old pills down the toilet or throwing them into the trash can have serious consequences for drinking water and the environment,” according to a written statement distributed Wednesday by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.

On Friday, Unwanted Medication Disposal Day, expired pills can be taken in their original bottles or packages (no liquids) to the following Walgreens between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for drop-off:

  • 5830 N. Clinton St. at St. Joe Center Road.
  • 6202 W. Jefferson Blvd. at Getz Road.
  • 6730 Bluffton Road at Lower Huntington Road.
  • 330 W. State Boulevard at Wells Street.
  • 907 Lincoln Highway W. at Brookwood in New Haven.
  • 10170 Maysville Road at Chapel Ridge.
  • 1701 E. Paulding Road at South Anthony Boulevard.
  • 1610 W. Cook Road at Lima Road.
  • 5435 E. Dupont Road at Tonkel Road.
  • 10211 Chestnut Plaza Drive at Scott Road in Chestnut Hills.
  • 11932 Lima Road at Carroll Road.
  • 10412 Coldwater Road at Dupont Road.
  • 2410 N. Coliseum Blvd. at East State Boulevard.
  • 6201 Stellhorn Road at Maplecrest Road.

Those who cannot drop off pills Friday can use the ongoing collection sites at:

  • Indiana State Police post, 5811 Ellison Road.
  • Allen County Sheriff's Department, at the Huntertown Town Hall.
  • Fort Wayne Police Department, Edwin J. Rousseau Centre Lobby, 1 E. Main St.
  • New Haven Police Department, 815 Lincoln Highway E.