On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Stone and Taney Counties Substance Abuse Initiative, in partnership with ADAPT coalition and local law enforcement, will host a prescription drug take-back event during National Drug Take-Back Day.
This event gives community members the opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired and unused prescription drugs and is a great alternative to flushing medications, which is not advised. Sewer systems, public or private, are designed to treat biological waste and do not remove medications that are flushed down the toilet. Flushed medications or ones poured down the drain can end up polluting local waters.
During the Take-Back Day, drop off locations will be set up and in operation as follows:
Walgreens, 101 Industrial Park Dr, Hollister, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
As always, you may bring your unwanted medications to the Hollister Police Department located at 1 Gage Drive.