National Drug Take Back Day

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National Drug Take Back Day

The Licking County Health Department is participating in National Drug Take Back...

Drug take back day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/23/2019 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO –

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is participating in National Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 27, in partnership with the Newark Police Department, the Licking County Sheriff’s Office and support from Mental Health and Recovery of Licking and Knox Counties.

Take advantage of a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs during Rx Collect Drug Take-Back Day, offered at three locations in Licking County.
 
This Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 2 pm, visit one of the following locations with your unused or expired prescription drugs in a clear, plastic bag for safe disposal:

Newark Kroger Marketplace; 1155 North 21st St., Newark

Newark CVS – E. Main; 379 E. Main St., Newark

Pataskala Kroger; 350 E. Broad St., Pataskala

Residents should empty the contents of prescription pill bottles into a clear plastic bag and take the bag to the nearest drop off location. No questions are asked, and confidentiality remains a priority.

Items accepted during Rx Collect:Unused or expired prescription drugs
Over-the-Counter medications
Pet medications
Vitamins and supplements
Ointments, creams, lotions
Liquid medications such as cough syrup
Items NOT accepted during Rx Collect:Needles, syringes, lancets or other sharps
Inhalers
IV Bags
Thermometers
Hydrogen Peroxide
Bloody or infectious waste
For more information about safely disposing of medications and to find a list of the seven permanent drug disposal bins in Licking County, please visit LickingCoHealth.org.