CPW & Police Partner for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Monday, October 23

On Saturday, October 28th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greer Commission of Public Works and the Greer Police Department will once again partner to get potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs off the streets. Last year’s effort collected more than 90 pounds of pills.

Citizens are asked to bring their medicine, no questions asked to 301 McCall Street, Greer SC 29650 (CPW Headquarters). Please do not bring liquids, needles or sharp objects, only pills or patches.

WHO: CPW and Greer Police Drug Take Back Day
WHEN: Saturday, October 28th 2017
TIME: 10 -2 PM
WHERE: Greer CPW, 301 McCall Street

“Most users get their drugs from unknowing family and friends as well as medicine cabinets. It’s important to spend some time cleaning out your home and properly disposing of unwanted medicines. The process to drop off unwanted pills will take less than five minutes Saturday so it’s easy to do your part,” said Sergeant Jeff Smith, Community Outreach Officer with the Greer Police Department.

In addition to keeping the drugs off the streets, 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 interested in the drug take back day are asked to combine pills in one Ziploc 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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