The city of Groveport and Groveport Police Department, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will host a National Prescription Drug Take Back event on Oct. 23 at the Groveport Police Station, 5690 Clyde Moore Drive, Groveport, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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. The DEA has collected nearly 15 million pounds (more than 7,000 tons) of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications through Take Back Day events over the last ten years.
The Groveport collection site is set up in a convenient stop and drop model, allowing those discarding unwanted prescription drugs to remain in their vehicles, drop medications with collection agents, and then continue on their way.
Collectors may only accept pills. Liquids (including inhalers and their refills), as well as needles or sharps, may not be dropped off. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.
Visit www.DEATakeBack.com for information.