Old, Unsafe Ammo Wanted for Disposal in Douglas County

February 17, 2011

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department is looking for your old or unsafe ammunition. They are holding an ammo disposal event this weekend in Tuscola, and offering to safely dispose of any ammunition that you no longer want, or is too old to use.

Chief Deputy Peter Buckley said they have made arrangements with the Explosives Ordinance Disposal unit of the University of Illinois Police, for the safe disposal of any ammunition that's brought into the center.

"They have some experts in the field of recovering unused ammunition and the proper disposal of that, and they've agreed to assist us," Buckley said.

Buckley said the ammo disposal event will be taking pistol and rifle rounds, shotgun shells, old black powder, shot shell primers and reloading supplies. He said if you have a device with a blasting cap or some other ordinance, you should call ahead before bringing it in. You don't have to be a Douglas County resident to drop off ammo, and you don't have to have an FOID card.

The disposal event runs Friday through Sunday, February 18-20, from 8 AM to 9 PM, at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, at 920 South Washington in Tuscola.

Story source: WILL