The District is proud to again partner with local law enforcement to make disposing of old or unwanted medicines easier and safer in Hendricks County. A new unwanted medicines drop box is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the lobby of the Hendricks County Jail located at 925 East Main Street in Danville.
Information from the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department explains that Sheriff Clark is committed to combating perscription drug abuse in this community which can often lead to the use of heroin or other illicit drugs. The Solid Waste Management District sponsored the purchase of the secure drop box and the recovery and disposal of the medicines collected through the program will be managed by the Sheriff’s Department.
This partnership not only gives residents a convenient means to get these drugs out of their homes and away from children and criminals, it also ensures that the medicines are being disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.
The opening of this unwanted medicines drop box in Danville brings the total of available drop boxes in this community to three. The Avon and Plainfield police departments each have similar drop boxes installed in the lobbies of their police stations. Those boxes are available to the public during the business hours of those departments.