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In December 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration finalized rules and regulations to the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010. In order to become authorized to collect unwanted medicine, registration with the DEA is required. To become an authorized registrant, you can submit a modification request in writing to the U.S. DEA or you can submit a request online. The request must contain:
No fee is required for this modification request.
House Enrolled Act 1183 requires recyclers to complete a Recycling Activity Report and submit to IDEM the amount and type of recyclables they process.
The Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force is holding a Prescription Drug Take Back Event.
Visit the BitterPill.IN.gov booth and enter to win a pair of Colts Tickets! Bring your unwanted medications to the Colt’s Bleed Blue Blood Drive and they will dispose of them safely, protecting the environment and your family’s health.
Dispose of your unwanted, unneeded medicine the right way! The annual event sponsored by MARSH is October 24-27, 2014, at all MARSH and MainStreet Pharmacy locations. Protect your family; protect yourself from accidental in-home poisonings. Eliminate a risk of theft from having unwanted, unneeded medications in your home. Remember the safety of our communities’ ground water supply is everyone’s responsibility; don’t flush your medicine. Open to individuals only. Sharps collected only in re-sealable, hard-plastic containers. Call (317) 594-2408 for details on dates, times, and what medicines will be accepted.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (U.S. DEA) hosts the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day that aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. This year’s event is on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. More information and details on what items are accepted and collection locations are available on the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day website.
The second report on the implementation of the Indiana E-Waste Law and summary results from the first four years of the Indiana E-Cycle program are now available on the Indiana E-Cycle Results page.
Properly disposing of unwanted medicines protects our lakes and streams and prevents prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings. In partnership with the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force and the Office of the Attorney General, IDEM invites Indiana pharmacies to help provide safe disposal options year round by joining the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization’s Yellow Jug Old Drugs Program. This program is for non-controlled substances only. The Bitter Pill webpage and the Recycle Indiana Unwanted Medicines webpage supply a list of locations where residents can take controlled substances.
On April 26, 2014, the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force will be partnering with the Indiana State Police to host a booth at the DEA Earth Day Prescription Drug Take Back event in White River State Park, downtown Indianapolis. They will collect unused medications, including Controlled Substances. This day also coincides with the DEA national drug take back day.
Dispose of your unwanted, unneeded medicine the right way! The annual event sponsored by MARSH is March 14-17, 2014, at all MARSH locations. Protect your family; protect yourself from accidental in-home poisonings. Eliminate a risk of theft from having unwanted, unneeded medications in your home. Remember the safety of our communities’ ground water supply is everyone’s responsibility. Open to individuals only. Call (317) 594-2408 for details on dates, times, and what medicines will be accepted.
In accordance with SECTION 40. IC 13-20-17.5-6, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the Association of Indiana Solid Waste Districts (AISWMD) have developed a science based curriculum model and corresponding environmental education programs that correlate to Indiana standards. This program guide is for the utilization of Solid Waste educators across the state.
The new Yellow Pages phone book will be on your doorstep soon. As of October 14, you’ll be able to recycle your old phone books through local schools to help them earn cash prizes by recycling them. The Indiana Recycling Coalition’s Project ReDirectory runs October 14, 2013 - December 16, 2013.
Each of the schools listed on Project ReDirectory has the opportunity to receive a $100 cash prize for the minimum collection of 1 ton of recyclable phone books. The top three schools will win additional prize money. YP is the prize sponsor and Republic Services is the recycling sponsor.
The first report on the implementation of the Indiana E-Waste Law and summary results from the first three years of the Indiana e-waste program are now available on the Indiana Electronic Waste Program Results page.
A new schedule for the SustainIndy ToxDrop program has been announced: residents of Marion County can now drop off their household hazardous waste one of the first three Saturdays of each month at three Indianapolis locations. More information and details on what items are accepted is available on the ToxDrop website.
The Plastic Film Recycling Organization provides signage indicating which types of plastic film can be recycled and which cannot. Additionally, it is instructed that only clean, dry plastic film may be recycled.
The festivities may be over, but the positive impacts of Super Bowl XLVI live on. Read all about how Hoosiers helped make the 2012 game one of the biggest winners for the environment in the Super Bowl XLVI Sustainability Report.