Illinois American Water Company has teamed up with a number of police agencies in Madison and Randolph County to install pharmaceutical drop boxes. Residents are urged to drop their unused prescriptions so they can be incinerated, which is the EPA’s preferred method of disposal. There is now a drop box in East Alton
East Alton Police Chief Darren Carlton tells The Big Z you can drop your old or unused medications off at the East Alton Police Station any time.
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There are numerous drop locations available, including at the East Alton Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department in Edwardsville. Alton has had a drop box for a number of years.