GREER – Greer CPW and the Greer Police Department will once again join forces to take unwanted and expired medicine off the streets.
“This event may last a couple of hours, but it has one of the greatest impacts to everyone year-round,” said Sergeant Jeff Smith, Community Outreach Officer with the Greer Police Department.
The public is asked to bring expired, unused, or unwanted medicine, no questions asked to 301 McCall Street, Greer, SC 29650 (CPW Headquarters) on Saturday October 29,2022 from 10 am – 2 pm. This event coincides with a yearly event hosted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration where police agencies, pharmacies and utility organizations work together to get medicine off the streets. Thousands of drug take back events are scheduled for October nationwide.
“Items that reach our wastewater treatment plant, like medicines, are unable to be fully removed from the water. This greatly impacts your drinking water and other wildlife downstream,” said Alison Rauch, Greer CPW Public Information Coordinator.
Anyone who cannot attend this year’s drug take back day should use the permanent drop boxes available 24/7 at the Greer Police Department or Greer Memorial Hospital.