Today Is National RX Drug Take Back Day in Rochester!
Do you have a pile of old prescription drug bottles sitting around? Every cold and flu season you collect some, same with kids and dance, and football, and the million other ways kids can get sick. There's some pills or eyedrops left and you don't want to throw 'em out because you know that can get into the ecosystem, so what do you do?
You hold on to them until we have a Drug Take-Back Day in Rochester, and that's today! The Mayo Clinic is hosting the event today and here's what you need to know...
The public can anonymously drop off unwanted medications in Rochester on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gonda West entrance on Third Avenue Southwest. Access the free drop-off site from Second Street Southwest by turning north onto Third Avenue Southwest and entering the circle drive to the Gonda West entrance.
There's no signing, there's no fuss, just drop off and go. The DEA and the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department will get rid of 'em in a safe way. Something like this was done in April and more than 1,000 pounds of old drugs were dropped off.
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