Free medication disposal on offer

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

Safe Kids Henderson-Vance and the Henderson Police Department are hosting a series of Operation Medicine Drop events in March for the public to safely dispose of unwanted medications.

The events are being held to reduce the risk of prescription poisoning and environmental contamination due to improper disposal.

The drops will take place March 17 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Henderson Family YMCA; March 18 from 7 to 11 a.m. at Maria Parham Medical Center; March 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Henderson Family YMCA; March 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Mast Drug; and March 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at Davita Vance County Dialysis.

Medication disposal will be free and open to the public.

Biohazard materials will not be accepted.

For more information, contact Angela Feingold, Safe Kids Henderson-Vance coordinator, at (252) 430-3165.