Safe Kids Wayne County and the Partnership for Children is collaborating with Goldsboro Police Department to sponsor several Medication Take-Back Events during the month of March. These events are in recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, 2017. You can bring your old, unwanted, expired, and unused medications to any of these events to ensure they are properly disposed. All medications will be confidentially destroyed.
Wayne Community College will host two “Operation Medicine Drop” sessions this week: 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 and 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 23.
Both sessions will be held in room 161 (“Seminar Room”) of the Wayne Learning Center (main building), on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro.
Members of the public can turn in old and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs to be properly destroyed. No questions will be asked.
Other drop-off dates and locations are:
March 21, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center, 2001 East Ash St., Goldsboro;
March 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fairview Community Center, 1906 Edgerton St., Goldsboro; and
March 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Walgreens, 2602 East Ash St., Goldsboro.
Students in the college’s Pharmacy Technology program will staff the events at the college and Walgreens along with representatives of the Safe Kids Wayne County coalition.
Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings, environmental contamination, and drug abuse, misuse and illegal distribution. Unintentional poisoning is the second-leading cause of injury in North Carolina, according to the N.C. Division of Public Health.