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Announcements: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 

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Saturday, October 29, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Greeley Police Department -
2875 10th Street

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal.

This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical and controlled substance abuse and the growing level of pharmaceuticals in our waterways. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

This event will also help prevent water pollution. Preventing improper disposal of harmful chemicals in streams, sewers and trash is important to local water quality. When drugs are flushed down the toilet they are introduced into the water system. This take-back program will help prevent drugs entering our water supplies and wastewater systems.

What’s accepted:

  • Prescription drugs in tablets or capsules form
  • Over the counter solid dosage medications (tablets and capsules)

What’s NOT accepted:

  • Intra-venous, solutions, injectables and needles are not accepted.
  • Illegal substances, such as marijuana or methamphetamine
  • Liquid medicine, like cough syrups
  • Any type of medical/hazardous waste

More Information
National Take-Back Day
Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know
Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Water
Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products as Pollutants

Expires

10/30/2011 

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http://greeleygov.com/Water/AnnouncementsDisplay.aspx?ID=192&Source=http%3A//greeleygov.com/Water/Lists/Announcements/AllItems.aspx 

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Created at 10/18/2011 9:13 AM  by Natalie Stevens 
Last modified at 10/24/2011 1:45 PM  by Natalie Stevens