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Posted on: October 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] National Drug Take-Back Day - Saturday, October 24

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The Avondale Estates Police Department will collect unused prescriptions and other medicine at City Hall as part of National Drug Take Back Day.  Officers will be on hand to collect medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday October 24 at 21 N. Avondale Plaza.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Improper disposal of medications can lead to abuse of these drugs or accidental exposures to children and pets. Flushing prescription medications into a toilet can contaminate groundwater along with streams and rivers.

Because of COVID-19, the first of the annual Take Back collections was canceled this year, leaving just the fall collection.

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