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MUIRFIELD ALERT: OCTOBER 24, 2017

"Take-Back Tuesday" Tonight, Tuesday, October 24

The City of Dublin launched a new initiative in October to collect unused and expired prescription pills. Dublin Police will hold “Take-back Tuesday” events at various parks around Dublin to provide a convenient, safe way for residents to dispose of their medications.

Prescription pill abuse is a problem in communities across the country, including ours, and it contributes to the growing opiate epidemic. By hosting these take-back events, the City hopes to help residents remove the risk of having highly addictive opiates in their homes.

So, clean out your medicine cabinet and bring your pills tonight to Take Back Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 24
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Drive

What's Accepted: Pills, patches, medication samples and pet medications are accepted.

Not Accepted: Needles, lancets, syringes, inhalers and liquids are not accepted.

Residents who attend one of the Take-Back Tuesday events will receive a free ticket to the 2018 Dublin Irish Festival!

Can't make it tonight? Come to the National Pill Take-back day this Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Dublin Justice Center, located at 6565 Commerce Parkway.

You can also safely dispose of prescription medications anytime by using the 24/7 prescription drug drop box located at the Dublin Justice Center. The drop box, which is locked and monitored by video surveillance, was unveiled in April 2015.

During all take back events and at the drop box, pills, patches, medication samples and pet medications are accepted. Needles, lancets, syringes, inhalers and liquids are not accepted. (Sharps may be disposed along with your regular trash collection as long as you put them in a hard container such as a laundry detergent bottle. Please ask your pharmacist about proper inhaler disposal).

View the flyer about tonight's event here or read more about Take Back Tuesday.


Published October 24, 2017

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