Safely Dispose of Your Expired, Unused Prescription Drugs on Sept 29th

Deputy Police Chief Keith Lee sends along this announcement…

The City of Decatur Police Department is participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is an event where citizens can turn in unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs so they can be safely disposed of.

In April 2012, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

Prescription drug abuse continues to be a national battle. Properly disposing of unused medication will ensure the medication is disposed of properly. If you would like to dispose of any unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs, please bring them to the Decatur Police Department between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The Decatur Police Department is located at 420 West Trinity Place, Decatur, Ga. 30030. If you have any questions, please contact Capt. Richards at (404) 373-6551.

15 thoughts on “Safely Dispose of Your Expired, Unused Prescription Drugs on Sept 29th”

  1. Disposing of drugs properly also keeps them from polluting the water. The fish don’t need your old pills so don’t flush them.

  2. I say we just toss ’em all in a big pile, grind ’em up & snort ’em, and let whatever happens happen! WOOSAH!

    (For the humour-impaired: yes, for pete’s sake, I’m JOKING.)

  3. Homer: [examining discarded items on curb.] Hello, what’s this? Wire hangers. Expired medicine. Old newspapers!

    [Hyperventilates.]

    Homer: Okay Homer, stay calm. Just quietly get this stuff inside your house.

  4. I believe that most Decatur residents are capable of disposing of prescription medications without the help of the police or any other arm of the government. But if you need guidance, you may also need help as to what presidential candidate you should vote for in November. I can see it now. “I don’t know what to do with this medicine. Hep me please, Mr. Police Officer, Hep me.” Police Office- “No problem M’am. By the way, let me suggest you vote for (the only candidate that 90% of Decatur voters will consider).” Decatur resident- “God bless you officer. I feel safe now.”
    Of course, I send this only to make Decatur Metro readers smile in the same way that a previous poster referred to conservative voters as rats.

    1. “most Decatur residents are capable of disposing of prescription medications without the help of the police or any other arm of the government.” — Count me among those who are not so capable, and please enlighten me. I’m serious. What to do with it?

    1. If I remember correctly, you actually wrote that Republicans (not conservatives – yes, there is a difference) were rats, and your joke made me laugh out loud. This rat was not offended, and I’m glad to be one of the 47%. Great reference, by the way!

    1. Teenage bodies can be an effective “filtration system” to keep discarded meds out of the environment. They’re an environmentally-minded generation, after all, so I’m sure they’d be motivated to help out in any way they can.

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