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National Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 28

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is a coalition member of the Licking County Prevention Partnership (LCPP) and is participating in National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28 by supporting their Rx Collect event.

Take advantage of a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs during Rx Collect, occurring at six locations throughout Licking County.

On Saturday, April 28, from 10 am to 2 pm, visit one of the following locations with your unused or expired prescription drugs in a clear, plastic bag for safe disposal:

• Newark Kroger Marketplace; 1155 North 21st St., Newark

• Pataskala Police Department; 430 S. Main St., Pataskala

• Johnstown Police Department; 599 S. Main St., Johnstown

• Granville Ross’s Market; 484 S. Main St., Granville

• Heath Police Department; 1287 Hebron Rd. Heath

• Hebron Police Department; 934 W. Main St., Hebron

Residents should place all medications in a clear plastic bag and take it to the nearest drop off location. No questions are asked, and confidentiality remains a priority.

Items accepted:

• Unused or expired prescription drugs;

• Over-the-counter medications;

• Pet medications;

• Vitamins and supplements;

• Ointments, creams, lotions; and

• Liquid medications like cough syrup.

Items NOT accepted:

• Needles, syringes, lancets or other sharps;

• Inhalers;

• IV bags;

• Thermometers;

• Hydrogen Peroxide; and

• Bloody or infectious waste.

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