City of Union to Serve as Dropoff Point for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The City of Union City Building, located at 1843 Mt. Zion Road, will serve as a drop off point for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28.
The National day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, will provide an opportunity for citizens to turn in their unused or expired prescription medications for safe disposal. Officers from the DEA and Sheriff’s Office will supervise the collection.
Citizens will be able to drive through and drop off their medicines from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City Building. For more information on the program, citizens are urged to visit www.deatakeback.com or call 1-800-882-9539 for information. The program is unable to accept any liquid or salve medications and is unable to process needles for exchange.
This is the second time the City has hosted such an event. The city also participated in a drug-take back day in October 2017.
“Our first event, in October, was such as success, we knew there was a demand for this service in Union,” said Commissioner Eric Dulaney. “We collected several pounds of unwanted prescription drugs from the drive, and that helps keep our city safe and our water supply clean. This is a program that our community responded to very positively, and we wanted to again offer this service to our residents.”