Used drug collection boxes will be removed

Erie County Health Department officials announced that drug drop off collection boxes at several local law enforcement agencies will be replaced by “drug disposal bags allowing everyone to get rid of drugs at home.” Bags can be requested online as well.

This article includes a picture of a Deterra pouch and explains how to use them. The article also notes that use of Deterra bags eliminates the need to transport drugs, protects the environment and saves cost of destroying the drugs.

Drug drop off collection boxes at several local law enforcement agencies will be gone soon, replaced by new drug disposal bags allowing everyone to get rid of drugs at home.

The change is scheduled for Oct. 6. Erie County Health Department officials announced the change at Tuesday’s health board meeting.

For years, the health department has worked with local law enforcement agencies to operate the drug drop off boxes, stationed at the Sandusky Police Department, the sheriff’s office, Huron police and other locations. The drugs were removed from the sites by the sheriff’s office, and the health department then paid to incinerate them.

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