Residents in 36 Wisconsin counties will be able to dispose of unwanted drugs and help keep the Great Lakes cleaner just by using the postal system.

“Get the Meds Out,” a program developed by the University of Wisconsin Extension, will allow residents in counties whose watersheds empty into either Lake Michigan or Lake Superior to send unwanted prescription medications to a facility in Maine for safe disposal.

The benefits are two-fold: Residents get the prescription drugs out of the house and the drugs stay out of the state’s water supply. Read more.

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