Needle disposal service available

The Bartholomew County Health Department will accept Sharps Disposal containers from Dec. 5 to 16.

Residents can bring a current prescription that requires needle use and receive a red Sharps container to use, fill and return to the department for a replacement container.

Used needles can also be taken to the health department, located at 2675 Foxpointe Drive, Suite B, in makeshift containers such as laundry bottles or coffee cans for proper disposal.

Information: 812-379-1555, Option 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at kevener@therepublic.com or 812-379-5633.