Safe Medicine Disposal
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, in cooperation with Operation Medicine Cabinet and other collection programs, protect our children, our water and our food supplies, and decrease prescription drug abuse by making it easier for you to dispose of unused or expired medications. This is completely confidential. No personal information is collected. Please remove all prescription labels before arriving at disposal locations.
National Prescription Drug
Take Back Day
Washington, D.C. — The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and more than 4,200 national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners will hold another National Prescription Drug
Operation Medicine Cabinet
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, in cooperation with Operation Medicine Cabinet and other collection programs, protect our children, our water and our food supplies, and decrease prescription drug abuse by making it easier for you to dispose of unused or expired medications. This is completely confidential. No personal information is collected. Please remove all prescription labels before arriving at disposal locations.
Here are the Richland Take Back collection sites
- Bellville Police Department, 320 Bell Street, Bellville, Ohio
- Mansfield Police Department: Drop-off at Richland County Solid Waste Authority, 1125 National Parkway, Mansfield
- Richland County Sheriff’s Office, 597 Park Ave. East, Mansfield
- Shelby Police Department, 31 Mack Avenue, Shelby
Here’s what you CAN bring
- Prescription pills of any kind
- Over-the-counter medications
- Medication samples
- Pet medications
Here’s what you CANNOT bring
- Needles, syringes, lancets
- Thermometers, Aerosol cans
- IV bags, Hydrogen peroxide
- Bloody or infectious waste
- Empty containers
- Personal Products (non-medicated shampoo, etc.)
Safe disposal options for needles and syringes
Household generated “sharps” include hypodermic needles, syringes, and lancets. They are typically used in the home for insulin injection or for administering medications to treat other chronic diseases such as allergies, arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis B, and HIV.
Managing and disposing of household generated sharps safely reduces pollution to the environment and prevents injury and disease transmission from needle-sticks.
Safe Disposal of Unused Medicines
Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?
Most drugs can be thrown in the household trash, but consumers should take certain precautions before tossing them out, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A few drugs should be flushed down the toilet. And a growing number of community-based “take-back” programs offer another safe disposal alternative.
Ohio EPA on Sharps Disposal
Never leave needles or syringes on streets, in parks, or anywhere else where they could injure someone.
In Richland County
The Mansfield Police Department has a permanent
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