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Posted on: September 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Canal Winchester Prescription Drug Take-Back October 26

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The City of Canal Winchester and Diley Ridge Medical Center, in cooperation with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will host a National Prescription Drug Take-Back event on October 26, 2019 at the Diley Ridge Medical Center parking lot, 7911 Diley Rd., from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. 

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 DEA has collected nearly 11 million pounds (more than 5,400 tons) of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications through Take Back Day events over the last nine years.  Canal Winchester’s collection site is set up in a convenient stop & drop model, allowing those discarding unwanted prescription drugs to remain in their vehicles, drop medications with collection agents, and then continue on their way.

The City of Canal Winchester thanks partners and volunteers who have locally assisted in the DEA program, with special thanks to Diley Ridge Medical Center for use of their property.

Please note that collectors may only accept pills.  Liquids (including inhalers and their refills), as well as needles or sharps, may not be dropped off.  The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.

 For a list of additional collection sites in other communities, visit www.DEATakeBack.com.

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