Got Drugs? Dispose Of Them Safely In Charlotte On Take Back Day 4/27

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day In Charlotte, North Carolina: Saturday, April 27th

From 10:00 AM Till 2:00 PM

 

Got drugs you no longer need or that are expired? Get rid of them safely and responsibly in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area this Saturday, April 27th during the DEA's National Prescription Take Back Day from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  

 

Why take back prescription drugs? Recent studies show that 6.2 million Americans misused controlled, prescription drugs and that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from a home's medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day provides an opportunity to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Results of the October 2018 DEA Take Back Day resulted in:

  • Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,770
  • Total Collection Sites: 5,839
  • Total Weight Collected: 914,236 lbs.  (457.12 Tons)

During last October's Drug Take Back Day, 81 North Carolina law enforcement agencies collected some 30,000 pounds of drugs across the state. Many of those drugs were opioids.

 

Where to take unused and/or expired drugs in Charlotte/Mecklenburg for safe disposal:

 

Charlotte area Drug Take Back Day collection sites include the Carolina Place Mall Food Court (11025 Carolina Place Parkway in Pineville), as well as at the following Harris Teeter store locations:

  • Davis Lake Shops: 8445 Davis Lake Parkway in Charlotte
  • Mint Hill Festival Plaza: 7036 Brighton Park Drive in Charlotte
  • Morrocroft: 6701 Morrison Boulevard in Charlotte
  • Mountain Island: 3540 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road in Charlotte
  • Northcross Shopping Center: 9759 Sam Furr Road in Huntersville
  • Steelecroft: 13000 S. Tryon Street in Charlotte
  • Stonecrest: 7852 Rea Road in Ballantyne area of Charlotte
  • University City: 8600 University City Boulevvard in Charlotte

 

For A Collection Site Locator Nationwide, Click Here 

 

DEA April 2019 Take Back Prescriptions Drugs Day Video

 

  

 

Dispose of Prescription Drugs Safely At CVS & Walgreens

 

If you're not able to take advantage of Take Back Day on Saturday, don't forget that CVS has been adding kiosks to drop off unused medications in some 750 of its stores. To make it easier to get rid of leftover prescription drugs, CVS Health and Walgreens have been installing machines for disposal in their drugstores. You can simply drop the unwanted medication into what looks like a mailbox. Just check with your local CVS and Walgreens about their services in this regard. These drugstore collection efforts have resulted in  more than 175 tons of unwanted prescription drugs collected. Neither CVS nor Walgreens  accept illegal drugs, needles and syringes, inhalers or anything containing mercury. For information from The Druge Enforcement Administration about where to take back unused and expired drugs nationwide, click here.

 

This information about  Charlotte/Mecklenburg's drop-off locations for prescription drugs on Take Back Day on April 27th is provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage your Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
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Such a great remonder, we are having that in my area too Nina Hollander 

Apr 26, 2019 06:41 AM #9
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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So important on many levels - dumping them down toilets and into water sheds is dangerous. Not disposing of them and letting them get in the wrong hands...oh my, hope many take advantage of this worthwhile event. 

Apr 26, 2019 07:20 AM #10
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Nina,

A worthwhile event, one we have nothing to contribute but encouragement.  We don't even have cat drugs here.  And both in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, agents caution their sellers to hide their drugs during open houses, they do get stolen.  A

Apr 26, 2019 08:17 AM #11
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Brian England hi Brian... I avoid drugs as much as possible, as well. But as you know, many people live on prescription drugs... 

Apr 26, 2019 08:33 AM #12
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Grant Schneider hi Grant... Drug Give Back is a national program, typically in October and April sponsored by the DEA.

Apr 26, 2019 08:33 AM #13
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Nina Hollander
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Scott Godzyk hi Scott... with so many opiod deaths and other drug-related deaths it makes sense to have an option for people to dispose of left-over and expired prescription drugs.

Apr 26, 2019 08:34 AM #14
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD hi Debb... I think they've been doing this for only maybe about six years... but the idea has caught on and more and more people take advantage of the give back days each year.

Apr 26, 2019 08:36 AM #15
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel here too, Alexandra. The first thing I tell my sellers to put away in a safe place not accessible to buyers are their prescription drugs, any fire arms, and jewelry. Fortunately, have never had an issue with one my listings, but I've heard some stories and have seen some crazy things in houses I've shown to my own clients.

Apr 26, 2019 08:37 AM #16
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Hi Nina Hollander - What a great public service announcement. More cities need to have these "take back" days on a regular basis to keep drugs out of the hands of the wrong people. 

Apr 26, 2019 09:16 AM #17
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Hello Nina - our police stations are participating in this campaign  as well and I hope awareness of proper disposal is raised.

Apr 26, 2019 09:20 AM #18
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Nina Hollander
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... the DEA sponsors two national days each year and it's up to local jurisdictions to participate. It's great that CVA and Walgreens provide a year-round disposal opportunity... but I don't think it's publicized enough.

Apr 26, 2019 09:23 AM #19
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Michael Jacobs hi Michael... I seem to remember that the national effort through the DEA has been around only for five or six years... but each year more towns/cities participate... so hopefully awareness is being raised even if gradually.

Apr 26, 2019 09:25 AM #20
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Nina Hollander many people think that flushing them down the toilet is a safe way to dispose of them... WRONG those drugs end up in the municipal water supply and it is a very real problem for communities to purify them out.

Apr 26, 2019 10:43 AM #21
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Bob "RealMan" Timm hi Bob... for sure... amazing to me how many people never think about that.

Apr 26, 2019 10:46 AM #22
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Thanks, Nina, for your support of this important national program.

Apr 26, 2019 11:12 AM #23
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Roy Kelley hi Roy... I try to post about the Take Back Days whenever I see them coming up because I also think it's an important issue.

Apr 26, 2019 02:07 PM #24
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Hi Nina- what a good community service program for Charlotte to have!!!  

Apr 26, 2019 05:27 PM #25
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Please! Please! don't flush them down the toilet!

Can you believe it's already the weekend again Nina Hollander?

Apr 26, 2019 09:31 PM #26
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Kathy Streib hi Kathy... this is actually a national program today... I'd bet dollars to donuts that it's happening in Houston today, as well. I just focus my post on the Charlotte region because that's where I am.

Apr 27, 2019 05:20 AM #27
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS good morning, Paul... that message of not flushing meds down the toilet can't be repeated enough! I not only can't believe it's already the weekend, I can hardly believe it's almost May!

Apr 27, 2019 05:21 AM #28
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