OCSO pill take back day

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By 106.3 WORD
Released by the OCSO.

(Walhalla, SC) The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its next Pill Take Back Day at two different locations on Saturday, October 24th.

The two events will be held from 10am until 2pm at the Sheriff’s Office Substation which is located near the Emergency Room at Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital and also at the Law Enforcement Center at 300 South Church Street in Walhalla.

The Sheriff’s Office will be accepting old or no longer needed prescription medication, in pill or liquid form, plus over the counter medication and vitamins so those medications can be disposed of properly.

The proper collection and disposal of this medication will prevent damage to the environment from being disposed in the wrong place and also prevent the medications from reaching the hands of children or other individuals in an effort to protect them from harm.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office will be wearing masks and gloves as they accept these medications.  The Sheriff’s Office is asking that those who bring medications to drop off to our deputies also wear masks, if possible, for safety reasons.

The Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind our citizens that Drug Collection Units are located inside the main lobby of the Law Enforcement Center at 300 South Church Street in Walhalla as well as the Oconee County Pine Street complex at 415 S. Pine Street in Walhalla.  

The collection unit at the Pine Street Complex is located near the Tax Office. Citizens can bring by their unused prescriptions and over the counter medications and empty the contents into these Units during normal business hours Monday – Friday.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking those who bring medications in pill form to the Pill Take Back Day or to the Drug Collection Unit to make sure to bring those medications in their marked prescription bottles and then open up those bottles and empty their contents into containers that the Sheriff’s Office will have set up during the Pill Take Back Day or directly into the Drug Collection Unit.  

The citizens can then take those bottles with them to be recycled, which will help to keep the Sheriff’s Office incinerator in good working order.

 

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