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HOLIDAY PILL DROP SET FOR WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20TH

HOLIDAY PILL DROP SET FOR WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20TH HOLIDAY PILL DROP SET FOR WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20TH

AT SAM'S CLUB OF HENDERSONVILLE   

Holiday Pill Collection Event
November 29, 2017

There is no school on December 20th and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies are utilizing their 'day off' to host a pill collection event! School Resource Deputies regularly utilize school holidays to contribute to Sheriff Charles McDonald’s strategic plan and help prevent opioids and other medication from falling into the wrong hands.

Sam's Club of Hendersonville will be the site of a pill take back on Wednesday, December 20th from 9am-1pm. This event provides residents a convenient and safe way to dispose of old medications. Participants can drive through and hand off their medications or visit the table manned by HCSO staff. This event is open to the public; you do not have to be a Sam’s Club member to participate.

Accepted medications include prescription pills, capsules, ointments, vitamins, liquids in their original containers, inhalers and patches. Radioactive chemotherapy medications and sharps/needles/EpiPens cannot be accepted. Disposing of unused medications in this fashion helps keep the individuals from taking expired medication or medicine that was not prescribed to them. It also helps protect the environment; flushing medication down drains puts unwanted chemicals into the area’s water supply and should be avoided.

Since Sheriff Charles McDonald instituted the drug disposal program in 2013, over 6,000 pounds of medications have been properly disposed of and kept out of the water supply and out of the hands of potential abusers. Over 1,748 pounds have been collected and incinerated in 2017 alone.

In addition to the on-site pill collection events, the public can bring their medications to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office lobby located at 100 North Grove Street every Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

Pill Drop at Sam's Club
Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: Sam's Club in Hendersonville

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