Safely get rid of unused/expired medications on National Drug Take-Back Day

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. The event takes place on Saturday, October 22.

Many agencies in South Carolina are participating including the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

The community is asked to bring in unused or expired medication at Wal-Mart in Wando Crossing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Liquids, syringes, or inhalers will not be accepted.

In Dorchester County, three locations will serve as collection sites:

  • Harleyville Police Department, 119 S. Railroad Avenue, Harleyville, SC
  • Dorchester County LEC, 212 Deming Way, Summerville, SC
  • Ashley River Fire Department, 8045 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC

The National Drug Take-Back program is a combined effort with local agencies and the DEA to collect and dispose of prescription medication in a safe manner. For more information to find a location near you, click here.

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