LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Sept. 26 this year. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., stations will be set up through the state and across the U.S. in order for people to safely discard their old prescription medicines.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day “aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.”
Here in Moore County, citizens no longer have to wait to dispose of their unused, old or unwanted prescription drugs.
The Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department has received a permanent bin for Moore County citizens to use to dispose of their expired prescriptions. The bin is located in the front lobby and can be accessed daily.
According to the Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, a list of items that can be dropped off and those that can’t be dropped off will be posted on the front of the machine.
Officials ask that, if you bring prescription bottles, make sure the name label has been taken off or marked out on the bottle.
Prescription Medication; Over the counter Medication; Pet Medication; Liquid Medication in leak -proof container; Medicated ointment, Lotion; Inhalers; Pills in any Packaging, including, glass, plastic, container, Baggie (Ziploc).
Illegal drugs and/or Narcotics; Needles, Sharps or syringes with needles; Blood Sugar Equipment; Thermometers; IV Bags; Bloody or infectious waste; Personal care products; Shampoo, Lotion,etc.
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