Ribbon Cutting

“Prevent Pricks” project organizers prepare to cut a ribbon at the second syringe disposal site behind Walgreens at 720 N. Broadway St. in Peru.

More than 250 pounds of hypodermic needles have been collected since a “Prevent Pricks” kiosk was constructed in October near the corner of Canal and Ash streets.

The United Way, in partnership with the city and area community organizations, expect those figures to grow now that a second needle drop off kiosk was installed recently at Stowaway Storage, which is behind Walgreens at 720 N. Broadway St. in Peru.