BELLVILLE — On Saturday,tThe Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and more than 4,200 national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners — including the Bellville Police Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Office — will hold another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Americans can take their pills (no liquids or needles) to one of more than 5,600 collection sites across the country between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
These sites will be in Richand County:
- Bellville Police Department, 320 Bell Street, Bellville
- 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
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’s what you CAN bring: prescription pills of any kind, over-the-counter medications, medication samples, pet medications and vitamins.
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.)