The Partnership for Substance Free Youth in Buncombe County (PSFYBC) is taking part in the semi-annual National Drug Enforcement Agency Prescription Take Back Day Saturday, April 22 at several locations across Buncombe County.
PSFYBC is collaborating with local law enforcement and businesses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three locations Saturday. These drug take-back events allow the community to safely dispose of unused or expired medicines in a convenient and responsible way.
Saturday’s event will take place at multiple locations across Buncombe County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
Sheriff’s Satellite Office: 339 New Leicester Hwy
Asheville Outlets: 800 Brevard Rd.
Mission Hospital: 1 Hospital Drive
Radioactive medications, such as cancer medications, cannot be accepted at the take-back event. Needles or sharps will also not be accepted.
“Our drug take backs are a great opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinets and safely and anonymously turn in prescription drugs. This is a safe and practical way to prevent opioid and prescription medication-related deaths,” states Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller