Walgreen's is the drop location for Saturday's National Drug Take-Back in Dunlap.
April 22, 2019 – The Bi-Annual National Drug Take-Back will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The purpose of this event is to keep drugs out of the environment and off the streets.
Area residents are encouraged to drive up and drop off their old medications – prescriptions or over-the-counter -- for proper disposal at one of the designated locations in Sequatchie, Hamilton, and Marion counties.
Sequatchie County residents may drop off unwanted or unused drugs at Walgreen's drug store, 14857 Rankin Ave.
In Marion County, the Jasper City Hall is the drop-off location, 4460 Main St. (9 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT).
Spokesmen for the Bi-Annual National Drug Take-Back say the program has positive community and environmental benefits:
- Disposing of unused or unnecessary drugs means less chance of taking the wrong medication.
- There is also less chance of someone abusing the drugs.
- It is much safer for everyone to take unused pharmaceuticals to a drop-off point than flushing them down the toilet, from which they eventually find their way into the river. Both Sequatchie and Marion County treat water from the Sequatchie River use by residents, but that treatment can not remove trace amounts of drugs.
The local Drug Take-Back program offers citizens a chance to safely and conveniently dispose of unwanted, unused prescription or over-the-counter drugs (for both pets and people) and avoid misuse or unintentional harm to families, pets and the environment.
Anyone who misses the Drug Take-Back on April 27 may still drop off unwanted medications anytime at one of the big black drop boxes located in the lobby of the Dunlap Police Department and the lobby of the Sequatchie County Justice Center.
A drug drop box is located in the lobby of the Dunlap Police Department (above) on Church Street, and another in the lobby of the jail on Fredonia Road.