Rx drug takeback programs this weekend

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Many locations have scheduled drug takeback’s scheduled this weekend.


Take-back prescription drugs on October 22, 2016.

Cherokee County

Sheriff Steve Mueller has announced that The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. The free event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00pm at the following collection site in Cherokee County.

October 22, 2016 at Walmart Neighborhood Market & CVS Pharmacy
On Saturday, October 22, 2016, the Spartanburg Police
Department will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to conduct prescription drug
“Take-Back” initiative.
On October 20, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Spartanburg Police Department and the Drug
Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in five years to prevent pill
abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription
drugs. The Neighborhood Market Walmart at 203 Cedar Springs Road and the CVS Pharmacy at 87 Garner
Road will partner with Spartanburg Police. Bring your pills for disposal to one of these locations to be
destroyed. We cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.

RXcycle Spartanburg, an established, year-round program spearheaded by Spartanburg Water, was launched in 2015 to combat the problem of how to safely dispose of these medicines. 655 pounds of pills alone were collected by RXcycle Spartanburg’s Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 events. The next event sponsored by the program is Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., offered at five convenient Spartanburg County locations.
RXcycle Spartanburg locations are:
• Spartanburg County Administration Building, 366 North Church St, Spartanburg
• North Grove Medical Park, 1330 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs
• CVS, 87 Garner Road, Spartanburg *LOCATION CHANGE
• Fred’s Pharmacy, 1876 East Blackstock Road, Roebuck
• Walmart Neighborhood Market, 203 Cedar Springs Road, Spartanburg *LOCATION CHANGE*

Henderson Co. 
Drop off your unused or expired medications on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10am-2pm in the parking lot of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office located at 100 North Grove Street. The event is being operated drive through style, allowing residents to remain in their vehicles and quickly and conveniently dispose of the medications they no longer need.
This collection event is part of the National Take Back Initiative, sponsored by the US Drug Enforcement Agency and in partnership with Operation Medicine Drop. Sheriff’s Office deputies and employees, along with representatives from Hope Rx, will be collecting, weighing and incinerating the collected medications.
During the week residents can always bring their unused medications to the lobby of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office. This service is available year-round from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. The Sheriff’s Office drug disposal program was implemented in April of 2013 by Sheriff McDonald, and since its inception over 3,300 pounds of unwanted medication have been taken in and destroyed.

On Saturday, October 22nd, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m, Greer Commission of Public Works and the Greer Police Department will host a drug take back day to prevent pill abuse and theft by getting rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Citizens are asked to bring their medicine, no questions asked to 301 McCall Street, Greer SC 29650 (CPW Headquarters). Please do not bring liquids, needles or sharp objects, only pills or patches.
WHO: CPW and Greer Police Drug Take Back Day
WHEN: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
TIME: 10 -2 PM
WHERE: Greer CPW, 301 McCall Street



WHAT: AnMed Health will collaborate with the City of Anderson Police Department and Shred-A-Way to host “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and Shred Day” at Anderson Mall . The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide safe disposal of unused or expired medication. Shred-A-Way will offer secure disposal of unwanted documents, used CPUs and old hard drives.

WHEN: Saturday, October 22
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:Anderson Mall (Main Street parking lot)
3131 N. Main St.
Anderson, SC 29621


For more information about Anderson Mall, please call (864) 225-3195 or visit http://www.shopandersonmall.com <

Buncombe Co. 
You could be a drug dealer and not even know it. Saturday October 22nd from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bring unneeded medications to a location in Buncombe County listed here:

· Walgreens 1124 Patton Ave, Asheville

· Walgreens 1835 Hendersonville Road, Asheville

· Walgreens 91 S. Tunnel Road, Asheville

· Walgreens 841 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville

· Walgreens 578 New Leicester Highway, Asheville

· Asheville Airport 136 Wright Brother’s Way

· CVS 505 Smokey Park Hwy, Asheville

· CVS 425 W State St, Black Mountain

· Lake Julian, Fall Festival

Remove identification from all medications.
Separate pill, liquids and inhalers. Use a different disposable paper or plastic bag for each type of medication. Empty dry pill medications into a bag; leave liquid
medications in their original container and place in a separate bag. NO Radioactive
medications such as cancer medications. NO needles or sharps accepted.

Oconee County 

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its next Pill Take Back Day on Saturday, October 22nd.
The event will be held from 10am until 2pm at the Sheriff’s Office Substation which is located near the Emergency Room at Oconee Memorial Hospital.
The Sheriff’s Office will be accepting old or no longer needed prescription medication, in pill or liquid form, plus over the counter medication and vitamins so those medications can be disposed of properly.

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