Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday in Flint, Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY, MI — People in Flint and Genesee County with unused prescription medications can safely dispose of them this weekend at a national event.

On Saturday, October 29, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the GCPC are encouraging all Genesee County residents to empty their medicine cabinets and dispose of their unused prescription medications in one of the drop boxes.

The place to drop off medications will be at the Mott Community College Public Safety Building, 1401 E. Court St. in Flint from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, where they will accept liquid medications, patches, needles and containers Sharps Medical.

Disposal services are free, anonymous and no questions asked, according to a press release from the Genesee County Prevention Coalition.

Additionally, community health and wellness agencies will also be on hand to share information and resources on substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support services.

There will be free distribution of naloxone and fentanyl test strips and training on how to respond to an opioid overdose.

Additional Genesee County locations only accepting medication in pill or capsule form on Saturday, October 29 include:

-Burton Police Department, 4090 Manor Drive

-Davison Police Department, 200 E. Flint St.

-Fenton Police Department, 311 S. Leroy St.

-Flushing Police Department, 725 E. Main St.

– Genesee County Sheriff – Main Jail Lobby, 1002 Saginaw St.

-Genesee Township Police Department, 7244 N. Genesee Road

-Grand Blanc Township Police Department, 5405 Saginaw Road

-Montrose Township Police Department, 11444 Seymour Road

– Michigan State Police – Flint Post, 4481 Corunna Road

If you can’t make it on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, there are many other locations in Genesee County that accept safe prescription drug disposal throughout the year. To find a branch near you, go here.

For more information, go here.

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