The Ottawa County Health Department is encouraging everyone to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following law enforcement agencies offer medication take back collection boxes for convenience: Catawba Island Police Department, Danbury Township Police Department, Genoa Police Department, Marblehead Police Department, Oak Harbor Police Department and Put-in-Bay Police Department.
These medication boxes are at departments all throughout the year.
Unwanted or unused medications present environmental and public safety concerns. Both prescription and non-prescription drugs are being found in rivers, streams and groundwater. Existing wastewater treatment plants and septic systems are not designed to remove these contaminants. Additionally, removing these medications from the medicine cabinet will help to reduce the chances of drug abuse and accidental misuse.
For more information contact Michelle M. Veliz, Health Educator/PIO, at 419-734-6800.