October 26 is DEA Take-Back Day for old prescription drugs


National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

The Drug Enforcement Administration first launched its Take-Back Day in 2010, and since then has collected more than 9 million pounds of medicine from the public. That includes 995 pounds collected in Fayette County since October 2017.

There are five drop-off locations in Fayette County:

• Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, 155 Johnson Avenue, Building A, Fayetteville

• Peachtree City Police Department, 350 Georgia Hwy 74, Peachtree City

• Fayetteville Police Department, 760 Jimmie Mayfield Blvd., Fayetteville

• Kroger, 564 Crosstown Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269

• Kroger, 134 Banks Crossing Fayetteville, GA 30214

Take your prescription drugs on October 26 to one of the Fayette County locations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Prescription drugs are dangerous, so don’t forget to lock your meds at home. You can order a lock box online or send an email to DrugFreeFayette@gmail.com for a chance to enter a raffle for giving away 10 lock boxes.