Multiple Lorain County law enforcement and government agencies will take part Saturday in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a partnership between local authorities and the DEA.
The free event, open to all Lorain County residents, aims to remove unwanted, unused, expired or dangerous prescription medications from medicine cabinets and the environment, where they can cause damage or be abused. It also is a way to educate the public about the dangers of abusing prescription medication.
No sharps such as needles, syringes or lancets will be accepted, and no illegal drugs will be accepted.
Unused pills and tablets can be dropped off at the following locations between 10 a.m. and until 2 p.m.
- Avon Police Department, 36145 Detroit Road, Avon
- Avon Lake Police Department, 32855 Walker Road, Avon Lake
- Columbia Township Fire Department, 25540 Royalton Road, Columbia Station
- Elyria Police Department, 18 West Ave., Elyria
- Grafton Police Department, 1009 Chestnut St., Grafton
- Kipton Village Hall, 299 State St., Kipton
- LaGrange Police Department, 355 S. Center St., LaGrange
- Lorain Police Department, 100 W. Erie Ave., Lorain
- Lorain County Sheriff's Office, 9896 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria
- North Ridgeville Police Department, 7307 Avon-Beldon Road, North Ridgeville
- Oberlin Police Department, 85 S. Main St., Oberlin
- Sheffield Village Police Department, 4340 Colorado Ave., Sheffield Lake
- Sheffield Lake Police Department, 609 Harris Road, Sheffield Lake
- Wellington Police Department, 117 Williard Memorial Square, Wellington
Disposal boxes also can be found 24/7 at all of the locations above.