Residents across the county are encouraged to dispose their unused medicine this Saturday as Anderson County participates in National Drug Take-Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The Oak Ridge Police Department, Clinton Police Department, Norris Police Department, Lake City Police Department and Oliver Springs Police Department along with ASAP will host the event as part of a continued effort to reduce drug misuse and practice stewardship toward our environment. From 10 AM until 2 PM this Saturday, April 26, 2014, medication may be dropped off with officers in the parking lot of The Oak Ridge Police Department, 200 S. Tulane Ave. or dropped in the bin at the locations listed below. All packaging materials will be recycled.
- Clinton Police Department, 125 W. Broad Street, Clinton
- Lake City Police Department, 104 Lawson Street, Lake City
- Norris Police Department, 9 West Circle Road, Norris
- Oliver Springs Police Department, 701 Main Street, Oliver Springs
For More Information Call Officer Brandon Sharp at 865-556-6696 or ASAP at 865-457-3007.
What we accept for disposal:
- Prescription medications (unwanted, expired, unused)
- Cold and flu medications
- Vitamins/herbal supplements
- Pet medications
- Medication Samples
- Medicated ointments/lotions
- Unused sharps (epinephrine, unused pricking devices)
What we do NOT accept for disposal:
- Business waste
- Used needles and other sharps
Used needles and other sharps should be disposed by placing the sharps/needles in a sealed plastic container and putting that in with your household waste.