TUSCOLA — The Douglas County sheriff's office will accept old or unsafe ammunition this month.
Citizens may turn in ammunition for safe disposal between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, though Saturday, Nov. 24, at the office at 920 S. Washington St., Tuscola.
Ammunition can include rifle or pistol rounds, shotgun shells, and shot shell primers.
Anyone turning in ammunition will receive a free gun lock, while supplies last.
Devices with blasting caps or other types of ordnance will be accepted but prior arrangements need to be made before those can be dropped off.
The turn-in is a joint effort of the Douglas County sheriff's office and the University of Illinois Police Department's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.
For more information contact the sheriff's office at 217-253-2913.