National Drug Take Back Day Returns to Port Clinton on April 27

Apr 16, 2024 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

Residents of Port Clinton and surrounding areas are encouraged to participate in the upcoming National Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for April 27 at 10 a.m. The event provides a safe and responsible way for individuals to dispose of unused or expired medications, helping to prevent substance abuse and protect the environment.

Local police departments throughout the area will be hosting drop-off locations, where community members can anonymously discard their unwanted medications. The participating police stations include:

  • Catawba Island Police Department
  • Danbury Township Police Department
  • Genoa Police Department
  • Oak Harbor Police Department
  • Port Clinton Police Department
  • Marblehead Police Department

These drop boxes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, providing convenient access for individuals to safely dispose of prescription drugs at any time.

It is important to review the guidelines provided by each police department to ensure compliance with accepted and prohibited items. Additionally, the Ottawa County Health Department offers Deterra bags, an environmentally friendly solution for at-home disposal of medications.

National Drug Take Back Day is a crucial initiative in combating substance abuse and protecting public health. By safely disposing of unused medications, residents can prevent accidental ingestion, misuse and environmental contamination.

For more information on National Drug Take Back Day and to learn about the accepted items, please visit https://www.dea.gov/takebackday.

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