Lauzon heads out each week to collect the bags from the bins, weigh them and then incinerate them. didn really know what to expect, she said of the new program. its going very well. We been getting positive response and we are very pleased with what we accumulated so far. districts have also shown interest, Lauzon said, with inquiries from as far away as Sudbury. With Cornwall program the first of this type in the country, it is a pilot project for others to watch.
a strong promoter of the program.
a week and there always stuff in them. boxes safely and securely collect expired or unused medications dropped off in the mailbox like bins.
Lauzon checks the four boxes, placed in both hospital locations and both police stations, each week. She has so far collected 160 pounds of medications since the May launch.
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They are also in the lobbies of the hospital locations on Second Street and McConnell Avenue.
Flushing drugs can contaminate the water, and throwing them out can lead to them falling in the wrong hands. Break ins have also be common, as thieves look to get their hands on prescription narcotics.
just a better way for the environment and a way to stop the drug abuse, Lauzon said.
Expired or unwanted medication, including narcotics, vitamins and over the counter medications, can be put in the bins. Liquid medication should be put in a container or bag.
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While it may take awhile for other districts to get their own programs under way, seem to be pretty caught up with it, Lauzon said. within the next few years they will catch on. is Converse Wedding Shoes Uk
Great response to Medi Drop program
The blue Medi Drop boxes can be found in the lobby of the police headquarters on Pitt Street and the east station on Montreal Road.
The bins Converse Shoes Blue And Black cost police nothing. The Kinsmen Club of Cornwall donated the cost of having the boxes built, Long Graphics supplied the imaging, the Cornwall Community Hospital provided the sharps boxes to collect syringes, and Kim Locksmith and Abloy Canada provided the secure locks.
was a partnership throughout the community, said Lauzon.
Nearly three months into launching the first of its kind Medi Drop program, Cornwall Community Police Service exhibit officer Danielle Lauzon is pleased with the results.
Of concern to the police has also been the trend of youth stealing drugs from the medicine cabinet for parties passing around a bowl of mixed drugs to get high.
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