FOR ADVISORY: Franklin County Drug Take-Back Day

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Media Advisory

Contact: Hanna Greer-Brown

Bi-Annual Event to Take Place October 29 at Participating Locations Throughout Franklin County

WHAT: Join SWACO and local law enforcement partners for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, held annually in April and October each year. This event is conducted in partnership with communities throughout Franklin County at collection sites which provide families, residents and seniors a convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired dry, prescription pills. The initiative also aims to educate the community about the potential for abuse of medications and how proper disposal of these materials can help to protect the environment and keep their families safe.

This event is free and open to any resident of Franklin County.

WHY: When you’re done with prescription medicine, it’s easy to forget about it as it sits unused in a drawer or medicine cabinet. But keeping unneeded medicine in the house can harm children, pets, teens and adults if accidentally ingested or misused. Properly disposing of medication also contributes to keeping our waterways and environment protected and healthy.

The best option for safely disposing prescription medicines is at a prescription drug drop-off site.

WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

WHERE: Please don’t put prescription drugs in the trash. Instead enter your zip code here to find the closest collection site near you. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: SWACO also partners with communities across Franklin County to make permanent collection sites available year-round. Visit the website to learn more about the types of medications accepted, and details on drop-off sites throughout Central Ohio.