Starting this weekend, Beaufort County officials will co-host one of three upcoming events under a group partnership with a dozen agencies to allow lowcountry neighbors a chance to clean out their medicine cabinets and properly dispose of old, expired prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs, including vitamins and herbal supplements.
The goal is to prevent accidental poisonings and drug overdoses, especially in young children and older adults. Another objective is to avoid environmental contamination which can occur to the soil and our water supply if medications are flushed down the drain.
Events will be held from 9am to 3pm the following dates:
Participants are asked to black out any identifying personal information from containers prior to bringing them for disposal. However, no liquid medications, syringes, or medical waste will be accepted at the collection sites.
Following the conclusion of this event, the collected medications will be appropriately disposed of by Evidence Technicians with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
In Savannah, a permanent prescription drug drop box is located in the front lobby of the Chatham County Courthouse at 133 Montgomery Street. It's available to the public Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.