National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
More than a dozen locations and partners around Franklin County are participating in the "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" today from 10 am to 2 pm.
The initiative is completely anonymous and no questions will be asked. No identification is required.
According to a press release from the Franklin County Public Health, 900,000 pounds of prescription drugs were collected from almost 5,500 sites across the United States back in April 2017.
"Safely disposing of unused medications and needles not only protects the environment but protects our residents," said Joe Mazzola, Franklin County Health Commissioner. "When prescription drugs and needles are left in our homes, someone can fall prey to drug use and addiction or may be poisoned. We want to do what we can to stop opiate addiction and prevent poisonings," he added.
You can safely dispose of unused or unwanted prescription drugs.
Here's a complete list of drop-off locations and directions:
559 N. Cassingham Rd.
Diley Ridge Medical Center
7911 Diley Rd.
Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave.
(accepting pills, sharps – in puncture resistant container, and lancets)
Franklin Township Police/Fire Station #192
2193 Franklin Rd.
(9 am -2 pm - Accepting pills, needles, and liquid medicines)
Dublin Justice Center
6565 Commerce Parkway
Perry Township Police
7125 Sawmill Road
5690 Clyde Moore Dr.
5171 Northwest Parkway
New Albany Police/Plain Township Fire Department
9500 Johnstown Road
Upper Arlington Police Municipal Services Center
3600 Tremont Rd.
6555 Worthington Galena Rd.
For a list of several permanent drug drop-off location visit this website.