The largest source of pharmaceutical byproducts in drinking water comes from the improper disposal of unused medication flushed down the drain. Residents are encouraged to safely dispose of outdated or unused over-the-counter and prescription medications 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 26.
This Medication Disposal Day will take place at the Cobb County Super Station 8/Police Precinct 1 at 2380 Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw. Staff and law enforcement personnel will be at this location to collect medications and properly dispose of them in accordance with federal law.
Medicines do not have to be removed from their containers or labels removed to assure privacy. Everything collected will be immediately sealed in boxes and destroyed. Items accepted will be liquid and pill form medications, sharps and needles, diabetes materials, catheters and tubing. No durable medical equipment (CPAP, nebulizers, etc.) Nothing will be accepted at this address or by any Cobb County staff person before or after the scheduled drop off day. This event is sponsored by Keep Cobb Beautiful, in partnership with Cobb Public Safety and Cobb Water System. For more information, call KCB at 770-528-1135.