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Operation Medicine Cabinet-Drug Take Back Day Oct. 2

Do you have outdated or unused prescription drugs, over the counter medications, syringes or other medical supplies? Come drop them off at the sponsored take-back centers in Ashe and Watauga Counties on three different days this October. Any prescription or over the counter drugs will be accepted, no questions asked.

On Friday October 1 drugs will be collected at the Plemmons Student Union on the Appalachian State University campus from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Across Watauga county drugs will be collected on Saturday October 2, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, in conjunction with Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day. Take-back locations will be available at the Foscoe Fire Department, and the three Food Lion stores in Watauga County: the Highway 321 store in Boone, the Highway 421 Deep Gap store, and the Blowing Rock store.

In Ashe County the collection will be held on October 16. Medications can be dropped from off from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Jefferson Food Lion, the West Jefferson Life Store Bank at the Wal-Mart and at the former Northwest Foods in Warrensville.

Operation Medicine Cabinet has been a huge success in the high country and has continued to expand. The Operation Medicine Cabinet drug collection day in May collected over 188,000 pills and 20 gallons of liquid medication.

Drugs Collected at the May Operation Medicine Cabinet


For more information about the event please visit drugtakebackday.com or to learn more about previous events visit the Watauga Riverkeeper Blog.

An expert kayaker with a serious passion for protecting our waterways, Eric served as our Water Quality Specialist for the Appalachian Water Watch team from 2010 to 2015.


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