National Drug Take Back Day
National Drug Take Back Day provides an opportunity for the puplic to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to children and to public health and safety. This one day national effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. increasing pharmaceutical controlled.
In th past, flushing medications and drugs seemed to be a safe and responsible method of disposal. We now realize that the drugs to not completey disintegrate and are contaminating our waterways.
Wastewater treatment plants and septic systems are not generally designed to treat pharmaceutical waste. The risk to the health of our waters is significant when we contribute to pollution by what we pour down our drains. This ends up in our creeks, rivers, and lakes, and it places our drinking water supply at unnecessary risk.
The Sheriff's Department had two drop off locations located in Brinkley and Clarendon.
We found this to be a successul event. We appreciate the effort of our community .