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#PitchThosePills: Dispose of unused meds safely this Saturday

If you flush your old drugs, there’s a better and safer way to get rid of them.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for residents with unwanted, outdated, or unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications.

Our Environmental & Maintenance Services Center in Cuyahoga Heights will host a drop-off during those hours.

It may seem common to flush these pills and liquids, but most wastewater treatment plants do not have the technology to safely eliminate all of the pharmaceutical products from the waste stream. Disposing of them safely in the trash helps protect our water resources.

Drug drop-offs are monitored by law enforcement officials.