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Dispose of prescription medication Saturday

• Oct 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM

The Ottawa County Prescription Drug and Opiate Taskforce, Walgreen’s in Allendale and local law enforcement agencies will giving the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

The Drug Take Back event will take place across the county on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Note that the event sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.

Bring your pills for disposal to the following locations:

— Grand Haven Township: Grand Haven Township Offices, 13300 168th Ave.

— Spring Lake: Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office/Spring Lake Fire Department, 106 N. Fruitport Road

— Allendale: Walgreen’s, 6840 Lake Michigan Drive

— Holland Township: Department of Public Health, 12251 James St.

— Hudsonville: Ottawa County Building, 3100 Port Sheldon Road

— Zeeland: Zeeland Police Department, 29 W. Main Ave.

Unused medicines in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. Citizens are advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines — flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash — pose potential safety and health hazards.

Those unable to attend the Drug Take Back event are encouraged to visit www.miOttawa.org/eco.

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