Anderson County residents can get rid of their unused medicine on Saturday as the county participates in National Drug Take-Back Day sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Oak Ridge Police Department, Clinton Police Department, Norris Police Department, Lake City Police Department, and Oliver Springs Police Department, along with ASAP, will host the event as part of a continued effort to reduce drug abuse and practice stewardship toward our environment. Medication may be dropped off with officers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Oak Ridge Police Department at 200 S. Tulane Ave. or dropped in the bin at the locations listed below. All packaging materials will be recycled.
- Clinton Police Department—125 W. Broad St., Clinton
- Lake City Police Department—104 Lawson St., Lake City
- Norris Police Department—9 West Circle Road, Norris
- Oliver Springs Police Department—701 Main St., Oliver Springs
For more information, call Oak Ridge Community Resource Officer Brandon Sharp at (865) 556-6696 or ASAP at (865) 457- 3007. ASAP is Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County.
Here is what will be accepted for disposal:
- Prescription medications (unwanted, expired, unused)
- Cold and flu medications
- Vitamins/herbal supplements
- Pet medications
- Medication samples
- Medicated ointments/lotions
- Unused sharps (epinephrine, unused pricking devices)
Here is what will not be accepted for disposal:
- Business waste
- Used needles and other sharps. Used needles and other sharps should be disposed by placing the sharps/needles in a sealed plastic container and putting that in with your household waste.