In order to give a place for residents to safely dispose of prescription medicines and keep them from being abused, Conyers Police Department has installed a Drug Collection Unit in the front lobby though CVS Pharmacy's Safer Communities grant program.
This drop box provides citizens with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication. By reducing the amount of unneeded medicine in residents' homes, one important result is to help reduce the risk of prescription drug abuse, especially among teenagers.
Conyers Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have partnered with CVS in the past during Drug Take Back events at CVS locations. However, this permanent receptacle will allow anyone to dispose of their medications at any time right inside the lobby of the police department, 1194 Scott Street.
"Safely disposing of unused medication is critical to protecting our youths and we thank CVS Safer Communities program for assisting to reduce the amount of unneeded medications in our community," said Chief Gene Wilson.
• Prescription medications, patches
• Over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples
• Pet medications
• Needles (sharps)
• Liquids (hydrogen peroxide, lotions, ointments, etc.)
• Inhalers, aerosol cans