In an ongoing effort to promote public health and protect the environment, the community is informed about the new Prescription Drug Drop Box located in the lobby at the Bibb County Commission (Rock Building) on the Town Square in Centreville – at 157 SW Davidson Drive, to be exact. This initiative provides residents with a secure and convenient way to dispose of various types of medications, making homes safer while safeguarding the environment from improper drug disposal.
The Prescription Drug Drop Box is designed to accept a wide range of medications and related items, ensuring a comprehensive solution for responsible medication disposal. The following items are accepted:
- Prescription Medications: Unused or expired prescription medications.
- Over-The-Counter Medications: Over-the-counter drugs that are no longer needed.
- Vitamins: Expired or unwanted dietary supplements.
- Pet Medicines: Unused or expired medications for pets.
- Medicated Ointments & Lotions: Topical medications and creams.
- Inhalers: Unused or expired inhalers.
- Medication Samples: Pharmaceutical samples no longer required.
Items Not Accepted
While the Prescription Drug Drop Box serves as a valuable resource for medication disposal, certain items cannot be placed in the drop box. For safety and environmental reasons, refrain from disposing of the following items:
- Needles/Lancets/Syringes: Sharps or medical devices that could pose a risk to those handling the contents.
- Bloody or Infectious Waste: Materials that may contain pathogens or infectious materials.
- Thermometers: Mercury-containing thermometers or any other type of thermometers.
- Aerosol Cans: Any medications or substances in aerosol cans.
- Empty Containers: Empty medication containers should be disposed of through recycling programs or as per local guidelines.
- Personal Care Products: Items such as shampoo, soap, or other personal care products.
- Hydrogen Peroxide: Household chemical products.
- Business Waste: Medications generated by healthcare facilities or businesses.
- E-Cigarettes (No Cartridges or Batteries): Electronic cigarettes or vaping devices, including cartridges and batteries.
Properly disposing of medications in this way helps prevent accidental poisoning, reduces the risk of drug misuse, and minimizes environmental contamination caused by flushing or tossing medications in the trash. The collected medications will be safely incinerated or otherwise disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner, ensuring the highest level of safety for the community and ecosystem.
By following these steps, the community contributes to the well-being of all by preventing potential harm from unused or expired medications and promoting a cleaner, healthier environment.
The Rock Building is open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, and drop-offs may be made during this time. For any questions, you may call (205) 926-3114.