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Medication Collection to be held Saturday, March 31

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Who: The Knoxville Police Department along with the Knox County and City of Knoxville Solid Waste Offices, the Knox County Health Department and other members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition

What: Properly dispose of old or unwanted prescription medications or over-the-counter medicine

When: Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.        

Where: Food City, 7608 Mountain Grove Dr., Knoxville, TN 37920                                 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 16, 2018) – Members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of unwanted medicines on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the South Knoxville Food City parking lot at 7608 Mountain Grove Dr. The event will also offer free document shredding and a Medic blood drive.

Medicines can be dropped off at this location ONLY during the event. At all other times, residents can bring old or unused medicines to the Knoxville Police Department Safety Building at 800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. The Safety Building is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information, including a list of other drop-off locations in the area, visit http://www.medicationcollection.org/.

The event is sponsored by: the Knoxville Police Department, Knox County and City of Knoxville Solid Waste Offices, Knox County Health Department, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, UT Academy of Student Pharmacists, KUB, Metro Drug Coalition, Hallsdale Powell Utility District, Knoxville Academy of Medical Alliance, WBIR, Food City and Moe’s Southwest Grill.

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