The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, as part of National Presciption Drug Take Back Day, according to a news release.
People can turn in their medication to the records specialist at the front desk of the police department at 20 Police Plaza. Pills or patches that will be accepted include:
Non-controlled DEA drugs
Pills should be removed from their original container by pouring them directly into a plastic bag. People should take any empty prescription bottles and boxes that may contain any personal information back home.
Liquids, ointments, illegal substances/narcotics, thermometers, IV bags, sharps/needles, bloody or infectious waste and empty containers will not be accepted.
The collection service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. After 2 p.m. Oct. 29, the police department will revert to its normal policy of accepting unused medication only from Geneva residents.
For more information on the disposal of prescription drugs, visit DEAdiversion.usdoj.gov.
Source: The Daily Chronicle
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