New, Prescription Medication Disposal Program
Beginning Friday, June 27, 2014, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will be offering a prescription medication container that is open to the public during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, to dispose of unwanted and outdated prescription medications.
This new Prescription Medication Disposal Program serves two purposes. The first is to dispose of medications properly and the second is help ensure that these harmful medications do not get into the hands of children or find their way to the streets.
Please bring unwanted or unneeded medications, in their original container, to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Building, located at 130 Orie Griffin Blvd., in Palatka. Items may be dropped off weekdays excluding holidays, between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Items that will not be accepted are Sharps, liquid medications, Medical Wastes, and nuclear medications.
This program is intended for residents of Putnam County with personal amounts of unwanted medications and is being offered free of charge. Medications from businesses will not be accepted.
Sheriff Hardy encourages citizens to remove any and all unneeded medications from their homes. Unused or expired medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse.