Pill Take-Back Day a success in Pickens County


Pickens County residents were encouraged to rid their homes of unused and unwanted prescription drugs during Pill Take-Back Day on Sept. 26.


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PICKENS COUNTY — Law enforcement agencies in Pickens County hosted a Pill Take-Back Day at three local drop-off sites on Sept. 26.

Residents were encouraged to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, unused and unwanted prescription drugs by turning them over to law enforcement officials for proper disposal.

The volume of drugs collected during this initiative exceeded the previous amount collected during the same time frame in 2014. This year, 175 pounds of various prescriptions and over-the-counter medications were turned in as compared to the 118 pounds collected during last September’s program.

“The success of this program speaks to the commitment from the citizens in Pickens County to protect our water and sewer systems from the harm done by just flushing these products down the toilet,” Sheriff Rick Clark said. “We all understand that this is an easy way to protect our future.”

Pickens County residents were encouraged to rid their homes of unused and unwanted prescription drugs during Pill Take-Back Day on Sept. 26.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_pcsopilltakeback01.jpgPickens County residents were encouraged to rid their homes of unused and unwanted prescription drugs during Pill Take-Back Day on Sept. 26. Courtesy photo
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