Friday, November 19, 2010

Community Helps To Safely Discard Unwanted Drugs

The Collier County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Drug Free Collier, held a countywide Operation Medicine Cabinet initiative Nov. 13.

CCSO is one of several local agencies that offer a safe way for the community to dispose of medications through permanent collection sites. Twelve drop-off sites placed throughout the county gave residents the opportunity to easily dispose of their unwanted medications.

As a result of Saturday's initiative, 449.23 pounds of discarded drugs were collected.

Residents are encouraged to take their medication to one of the permanent drop-off locations throughout Collier County for easy, safe and proper disposal.

To dispose of your unwanted drugs, visit any of the following local drop-off sites:

* Collier County Sheriff's Office prescription drop-off box, main lobby of the sheriff's administration building, 3301 U.S. 41 E., Building J, East Naples. Mondays through Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Marco Island Police Department prescription drop-off box, 51 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Collier County Medical Examiner's Office, 3838 Domestic Ave., East Naples. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Naples Recycling Center, 2640 Enterprise Ave., East Naples, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Photo submitted by Cpl. John Madden/CCSO