Local/Regional News
4:17 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

MedToss Expected To Collect Several Hundred Pounds Of Unwanted Drugs

LEXINGTON, Ky. - If your medicine cabinet is filling up with old, unused, or outdated medications, you will have a chance to dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way this Saturday. Lexington’s third annual MedToss allows Fayette County citizens to drop off their unwanted pill bottles to one of four locations: the Division of Police Roll Call Facility, Kentucky American Water, Dunbar High School, and WalMart in Hamburg. Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin says safely tossing old meds does more than help the environment.

"Some of the research that's been done suggests that many teenagers who become addicted to pills first get the pills from their family's medicine cabinet, so it's very important that we get rid of these expired medications and unneeded medications so that we don't tempt folks to do that," he says.

For more information about the MedToss, which runs from 9 AM to 3 PM this Saturday, call LexCall at 311 or visit lexingtonky.gov/medtoss.