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HPD to host Drug Take Back Day Oct. 24

Posted October 7, 2020 in Police by Andrea Litchfield

Time to clean out those medicine cabinets!

The Hilliard Division of Police is joining other communities on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Take Back Day.

Residents can use a simple drive-thru service at the police department, located at 5171 Northwest Parkway, to drop off their unwanted or expired medications in pill form.

The disposal service is free and anonymous for consumers, with no questions asked. Only pills are accepted. No needles, sharps, asthma inhalers, and illicit drugs will be accepted at the drop box. Residents are asked to black out any personal information — including names and address — marked on prescription bottles before bringing in the items.

HPD also has a prescription drug drop-off box located in the lobby of the Safety Services Building for residents to bring in unwanted medications in pill or capsule form throughout the year. For additional details about proper medication disposal, including other resources, visit www.SWACO.org.