Dispose of expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications to Operation Medicine Drop from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 30, at the Jackson Township Fire Station, 3650 Hoover Road. The service is free and anonymous.
Medicines play an important role in treating diseases and conditions, and when they are no longer needed it is important to dispose of them properly.
“Operation Medicine Drop reflects the city of Grove City’s commitment to the health and safety of the community and further supports our efforts to address a growing substance abuse epidemic,” said Grove City Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage. “Encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes is an important measure in preventing medication misuse and potentially stopping an opioid addiction from ever starting.”
Placing unused drugs in toilets or landfills creates potential health hazards and environmental safety issues. This can be avoided by participating in the Medicine Drop as all are disposed of in a safe and environmentally protective manner.
Prescription, over-the-counter and pet medications in pill, powder or patch form are accepted. All medications should be placed in a clear, sealed bag. Needles, lancets, syringes, inhalers, aerosols, liquids, creams and pastes are not accepted.
The city of Grove City, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Grove City Division of Police, Jackson Township Fire Department, Giant Eagle and Keep Grove City Beautiful sponsor Operation Medicine Drop.
For more information, contact Linda Rosine at 614-277-3058.