Disposal for expired meds

Lassen Drug Co., located inside Holiday Market in Chester, has installed a metal bin available to the public to safely dispose of expired or no longer used prescription medications. Pharmacist Harry Le Seur asks residents to pour pills directly into the bin and recycle empty plastic containers. A staff member may be available to assist you if they’re available. Keep liquid medicine in its original container and close the lid tightly, he said, but be sure to remove personal information by peeling off the label or using a pen such as a Sharpie to cover over your name, adding that syringes, sharps or illicit drugs can also be dropped off directly to staff for proper disposal. Lassen Drug Co. is open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, phone 258-2261. Photo by Stacy Fisher