DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, OCT 24TH
The Clay County Sheriff's Office is once again participating in the "National Take-Back Day" in an effort to remove unwanted, unused, and potentially dangerous controlled substances and over the counter medications from our medicine cabinets. This next event will be held this Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Take Back Event will be held at the following locations:
Clay County Sheriff's Department (outside front door)
268 S. Second Ave.
Piggott, Arkansas 72454
Rector Police Department (inside police department)
409 S. Stewart St.
Rector, Arkansas 72461
Corning Police Department (drop at front office)
308 W. Main St.
Corning, Arkansas 72422
The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to children and to public health and safety. This event is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.
In the past, flushing medications and drugs seemed to be a safe and responsible method of disposal. We now realize that the drugs do not completely disintegrate and are contaminating our waterways. Wastewater treatment plants and septic systems are not generally designed to treat pharmaceutical waste. The risk to the health of our waters is significant when we contribute to pollution by what we pour down our drains. This ends up in our creeks, rivers, and lakes, and it places our drinking water supply at an unnecessary risk.
The National Take-Back Day program is FREE and "No Questions Asked". The drop off locations will accept pills and medications in the bottle or in a bag or other disposable container. People may remove any or all labels from the bottle or containers if they wish. The process is very easy..... simply drive up, go to the box or designated area, and drop them off.
All pills and pharmaceuticals collected will later be destroyed using drug incinerator equipment. Anyone having questions about The National Take-Back Day or drop off procedures may contact the Sheriff's Office for information.
Clay County Sheriff