On Saturday Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Right Path for Washington County will partner with the Washington County Sheriff, Memorial Health Systems, the Area Agency on Aging and RSVP for Medication Take Back Day. This is an opportunity to dispose of your unwanted, unused or expired medications.
There are several sites for drop off, for your convenience, and medications can be dropped off anonymously, no questions asked. You do not have to remove the label from your prescription bottle as everything will be incinerated. In addition, we will dispose of any and all medications, including syringes and liquids.
Disposal sites are the Belpre Senior Center, Belpre; Corner of Second and Putnam Streets, Marietta; White Oak Pharmacy, Barlow; Fort Frye High School, Beverly; Buckeye Hills/Area Agency on Aging, Reno; Devola Medical Center parking lot, Devola; Hardware Components, Inc., 1021 Park Avenue, New Matamoras.
Why turn in your unused medications? Drugs can be stolen and sold illegally. Children and/or pets can be poisoned if they find and/or swallow drugs. Unused medications are environmental toxins; flushing them down the sink or toilet can contaminate our soil and drinking water.
For more information on Medication Take Back Day, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office, (740) 376-7070, ext. 0.
You can also take your unused, unwanted and expired meds to the sheriff's office on Fourth Street at any time and dispose of them, no questions asked.
Help keep our youth and community safe.
Cathy Harper, coordinator
The Right Path, a United Way Agency