The Collier County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Drug Free Collier, held a countywide Operation Medicine Cabinet initiative April 30.
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 throughout Collier County gave residents the opportunity to easily dispose of their unwanted medications.
As a result of Saturday’s initiative, 630 pounds of discarded drugs were collected. This was around 180 pounds more than the previous countywide Operation Medicine Cabinet event held in November 2010.
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 Police Department prescription drop-off box, 355 Riverside Circle, Naples. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Naples Recycling Center, 2640 Enterprise Ave., East Naples, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please do not drop-off any controlled substances at this location.
* Marco Island Recycling Center, 990 Chalmers Drive, Marco Island. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please do not drop-off any controlled substances at this location.
Chief Scott Salley, Sgt. Edward Wozniak and Cpl. Eddie Adkins assisted Everglades residents dropping off unwanted medications during Saturday’s countywide Operation Medication Cabinet initiative.
Photo by Susan Gentry/CCSO