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Get Rid of Unwanted Medicine for Free

Items accepted at Saturday's collection include liquid and pill medications, sharps and needles, diabetes materials, catheters and tubing.

Medicine cabinet overflowing with bottles used for a two-day ailment and never again? Need to clear up some room in preparation for sniffle season? Here's your chance to do so safely and responsibly.

Keep Cobb Beautiful and Kaiser Permanente are set to host Medication Disposal Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cobb Police Precinct 1 at 2380 Cobb Parkway NW, Kennesaw. 

"The largest source of pharmaceutical byproducts in our drinking water comes from the improper disposal of unused medications flushed down the drain," a news release says. "So this event is an excellent opportunity for residents to safely dispose of outdated or unused over-the-counter and prescription medications."

Officials will dispose of the medications in compliance with federal law. Items that will be accepted for free include:

  • Liquid and pill medications
  • Sharps and needles
  • Diabetes materials
  • Catheters and tubing

Medicines do not have to be removed from their containers, and labels don't have to be removed. Everything collected will be sealed in boxes immediately and destroyed.

Nothing will be accepted before of after the scheduled drop-off day. For more information, call Keep Cobb Beautiful at 770-528-1135 or visit cobbcounty.org/kcb.

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Pat Farrar September 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Too bad its in Kennesaw. After the last two weekends, I've sworn off going anywhere that requires driving on 285 or 75 N on the weekends for anyhing short of a life or death emergency.

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