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Adams Co. Health Department opens permanent drug collection area

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Tri-state residents will no longer have to wait for a drug take back day to clean out their medicine cabinets.

Now there's a permanent drop off location in the entry way at the Adams County Health Department. People can get rid of their unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications with no questions asked.

"On a day-to-day basis when people call, we now have a wonderful, great solution to say to them, 'Come down and you can get rid of it right here.'" said Jarrod Welch, Adams County Health Department Administrator. "We don't have to be creative about how to wrap it correctly, and put it in the landfill and these sorts of things, which are not really the best solutions anyway."

The collection site is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the health department's location at the corner of 3rd and Vermont in Quincy. 

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