‘Ride United: Last Mile Delivery’ helping with disposal of unwanted & expired medications
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.
There’s a new item available through DoorDash…and it won’t cost you a dime.
It’s an envelope that contains a drug deactivation system that residents can use to safely dispose of expired or unfinished prescriptions.
“They tear it open put the pills inside, fill it up halfway with warm water, seal it, shake it up, and then throw it in their trash,” says Becky Savage of the 525 Foundation. “It’s that easy.”
“Anything that we can do to get these in the hands of our law-abiding citizens to help prevent the spread of illegal drug use and prescription abuse is going to be beneficial to all of us in our community,” says St. Joseph County Sheriff William Redman.