CPASA success: Up in smoke

She confirmed the organization managed to use money from its reserves to help with the purchase. However, CPASA is still searching for donations to help make up the cost and also to help with the upkeep of equipment.

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The incinerator is located at the Princeton Police Department. A fence and a shelter still has to be constructed around the incinerator before it is used.

As previously reported from the BCR and the Putnam County Record, the state made the decision to no longer dispose of prescription drugs, forcing CPASA to check in the purchase of an incinerator to continue its program, which allows residents to dispose of their unused prescription medications in a safe manner.

The Price of this incinerator came to approximately $10,000.

Considering that CPASA’s formation in July 2010, it has worked to maintain unused prescription drugs from the street. Since September 2014, the program has collected and disposed of around 7,235 lbs of drugs.

Conerton clarified how CPASA has worked hard to acquire the incinerator to help keep the P2D2 program.

She said with all the incinerator, CPASA will have the ability to keep on educating the public about the safe way to dispose of drugs and also remind them not to flush medication into the water source.

“It disturbs the water source, and we also are getting them from cabinets to stop them from getting into the wrong hands,” she explained. “We now have a means to actually dispose of them completely.”

Together with the incinerator, CPASA now plans to sponsor more assortment days to help eliminate even more biodegradable drugs. He clarified the incinerator can get around 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and takes approximately 20 minutes to burn down the material. The medications are burnt down to a fine powder, which can be bagged and brought to the landfill.

The incinerator arrived at about the right time, as Root said there is now about 1,500 lbs of pills to dispose of from the Bureau and Putnam counties area.

Root said CPASA plans to charge a commission to communities who don’t supply a contribution for your incinerator. The fees will help preserve the incinerator and help keep up with the purchase of diesel fuel.

CPASA is still searching for donations to help make up for the cost of the incinerator and to help continue the job CPASA does throughout the year.

“CPASA appreciates all the donations. We would never have believed in such a short amount of time this could be a fact,” Conerton explained. “This neighborhood is so awesome with their service and knowing how important it was to help. It is widespread and something which’s going to help everyone.”

CPASA is also hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Zearing Park. More details to come on the function.

information from: http://www.bcrnews.com/2015/07/10/cpasa-success-up-in-smoke/azhjtuw/

CPASA is also hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Zearing Park. More details to come on the event.

information from: http://www.bcrnews.com/2015/07/10/cpasa-success-up-in-smoke/azhjtuw/

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