It was a wildly successful one time effort – and it turns out once is not enough …
Thanks to the Thief River Falls Rotary Club, Universal Screen Print and local law enforcement, there is now a 24 hour community collection box for outdated and unwanted prescription medications.
Police Chief Kim Murphy says flushing unwanted pharmaceuticals is a danger to water systems and the environment – but keeping them is also dangerous; potential poison for children, with abuse and theft issues as well. A recent one time collection yielded scores of products, but the cost of collection is not cheap – the box alone is a thousand dollars.
The Rotary Club stepped up to the plate following a presentation earlier this year, with fund raising to purchase the Drug Collection Box – graphics and signage provided by Doug Dallmann and Universal Screen Print.
The Prescription Drug Collection Box is available 24 hours a day, 3 hundred 65 days a year in the lobby of the Pennington County Law Enforcement Center, across from the Courthouse in Thief River Falls – Drop off unwanted “meds” – no questions asked.