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Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/24/2014You have another opportunity to clean-out your medicine cabinet of all those old, unused medications that could fall into the wrong hands. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, "Operation Medicine Cabinet", returns to Richland and surrounding counties this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Items being accepted include prescription and over-the-counter medications, samples, pet medicines, vitamins, inhalers, medicated ointments and lotions, and liquid medications in leak-proof containers. You cannot bring needles and syringes, thermometers, aerosol cans, I-V bags, hydrogen peroxide, bloody or infestious waste, empty containers, or personal products such as shampoo. METRICH Enforcement Unit Acting Commander, Sgt. Joseph Petrycki, says this event is held twice a year to give people an alternative to throwing medications away or flushing them down the toilet, which could contaminate the ground water. It's also done to keep medications away from teens or anyone who would take them improperly. Drop-off points in Richland County are the Solid Waste Management Authority at 1125 National Parkway off North Trimble Road in Mansfield, the Richland County Sheriff's office in the People's Community Center at 597 Park Avenue East, the Lexington Police Department at 44 West Main Street, the Bellville Police Department at 320 Bell Street, the Butler Police Department at 33 Elm Street, and the Shelby Police Department at 31 Mack Avenue.
   
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