Cobb County drug elimination event next Saturday

Do you have medicines that you don’t know how to dispose of in a safe and environmentally friendly way?

Well, Keep Cobb Beautiful has the event for you! The county posted the following notice of the event on their Facebook page, and we’ve reprinted it below for you:

Keep Cobb Beautiful will be collecting drugs for safe disposal at two locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 23. These items will be accepted: prescription, over the counter in liquid and tablet form, ointments, patches, creams, vials and also pet medications. The locations are: Precinct One, 2380 Cobb Pkwy., NW, KennesawC. Freeman Poole Senior Center, 4025 South Hurt Rd., NW, Smyrna. For more details and to see which articles are accepted: click here: http://cobbcounty.org/keep…/news/medication-disposal-event

Here is a list of accepted and non-accepted items, reprinted from the Keep Cobb Beautiful website:

Accepted items:

Prescription, over-the-counter in liquid and tablet form, ointments, patches, creams, vials, and pet medications as well.

Items not accepted:

Needles, sharp objects of all types, EpiPen, durable medical equipment (CPAP, nebulizers, etc.), illegal drugs, aerosol cans, biohazardous materials (anything that contains body fluids or blood), mercury thermometers, care products personal (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.), hazardous household waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas, etc.).

Medicines flushed down the toilet can contaminate our lakes, streams and groundwater, causing damage to humans, wildlife and vegetation. Medicines thrown in the trash can cause poisoning by accidental ingestion by young children, pets and even wild animals.

Note: Nothing will be accepted at this address or by a Cobb County staff member before or after the scheduled drop-off day.

For more information or to view upcoming community events, please visit the Medication Resumption page.

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