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The Maywood Police Department recently installed a prescription medicine drop box in the lobby of Police Headquarters. The drop box, donated by CVS Pharmacy, is available to the public 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Residents can drop off any unwanted or unused prescription medication. Please note that liquids and syringes (sharps) cannot be accepted.

DON'T FLUSH YOUR MEDICATION: A recent study shows that 80 percent of US streams contain small amounts of human medicines. Sewage systems cannot remove these medicines from water that is released into lakes, rivers or oceans. Fish and other aquatic animals have shown adverse effects from medicines in the water. And, even very small amounts of medicine have been found in drinking water.

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