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Greer Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Greer Drug Take Back Day is Saturday
Greer Commission of Public Works and the Greer Police Department will partner to get potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs off the streets.

The National Drugs Take Back day is Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Greer CPW at 301 McCall Street. Bring medicine, no questions asked.

Last year’s effort collected more than 90 pounds of pills.

Do not bring liquids, needles or sharp objects, only pills or patches.

“Most users get their drugs from unknowing family and friends as well as medicine cabinets,” said Sergeant Jeff Smith, Community Outreach Officer with the Greer Police Department.

“It’s important to spend some time cleaning out your home and properly disposing of unwanted medicines,” Smith said. “The process to drop off unwanted pills will take less than five minutes Saturday so it’s easy to do your part.”

Greer CPW is particularly interested in properly disposing of medicines instead of having customers flush or pour them down the drains because the diluted medicines can be passed onto the stream after the treatment process.

Community members are asked to combine pills in one zipped plastic bag and avoid bringing multiple bottles with personal information on it. Once the pills are collected in Greer, they will be taken to Columbia to be incinerated at high temperatures.

For those not able to attend, a drop off box is available 24/7 at the Greer Police Department - 102 South Main Street or at Greer Memorial Hospital.

 

 

 

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