Oct 25 2011

Unused Prescription Drug Drop Off in Piedmont October 29

Piedmont Police Department

The City of Piedmont will be participating in the safe disposal of drugs, the “National Prescription Drug Take Backon Saturday, October 29th.   Members of the public can drop off expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medications, no questions asked, into a drop box at the Piedmont Police Department lobby on Highland Avenue between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  This event is sponsored by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Liquids must be in their original container with the lid securely tightened to avoid leakage.  No sharps, such as needles or syringes, can be accepted.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.  In addition, medications disposed of in the trash or down the drain end up in the water supply or food chain.  All items collected will be delivered to the DEA for proper disposal.


One Response to “Unused Prescription Drug Drop Off in Piedmont October 29”

  1. I’m pleased the City is doing this! It’s so important to keep medications out of the water supply and food chain.

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