Yellow Jug Old Drugs Program Expands

By: AP
By: AP

The Yellow Jug Old Drugs pharmaceutical collection and disposal program in Michigan is expanding statewide by year's end.

The program is coordinated by the nonprofit Great Lakes Clean Water Organization. It started last year and is growing with financial support from Covanta Energy, which disposes of the drugs, and others.

The collection containers provide an alternative to tossing unused, unwanted or expired drugs into the garbage or flushing them down a toilet. Those both can lead to chemicals getting into drinking water.

Covanta Energy operates facilities that turn waste into electricity. It's a subsidiary of Fairfield, N.J.-based Covanta Holding Corp.

The Great Lakes Clean Water Organization website lists collection sites.


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