Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases, but when they are no longer needed it is important to dispose of them properly. Bring expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications to Operation Medicine Drop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at the Jackson Township Fire Station, 3650 Hoover Road. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Prescription, over-the-counter and pet medications in pill, powder or patch form are accepted.  All medications should be removed from packaging and placed in a clear, sealed bag. Potential health hazards and safety issues caused by disposing of drugs in toilets or landfills is avoided as medicines are disposed of in a safe and environmentally protective manner.

Needles, lancets, syringes, inhalers, aerosols, liquids, creams or pastes are not accepted.

The City of Grove City, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Grove City Division of Police, Jackson Township Fire Department, Giant Eagle and Keep Grove City Beautiful sponsor Operation Medicine Drop.

In support of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators’ safety initiatives, the Grove City Division of Police has a Drug Drop Box, accessible any time of the day or night, in the Grove City Safety Complex, 3360 Park St., for anonymous disposal of medicine.

For more information, call 614-277-3058.