Fayette, Senoia will collect surplus medication

The Oct. 25 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will include collection sites in Fayette and Coweta counties. Courtesy Senoia Police Department

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The Oct. 25 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will include collection sites in Fayette and Coweta counties. Courtesy Senoia Police Department

Anyone with expired, unwanted or unused medication can dispose of it safely at several Fayette County and other nearby locations on Saturday.

As part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent drug abuse, collection sites will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Fayetteville at the sheriff’s office, 155 Johnson Ave.; the police department, 760 Jimmie Mayfield Blvd.; and the Kroger at 134 Banks Crossing. The Peachtree City police department will accept medications at its headquarters, 350 Hwy. 74 South, and residents in nearby Senoia can give items to police personnel at the United Methodist Church, 229 Bridge Street. Syringes and liquid medications cannot be accepted.

A searchable list of collection sites in Riverdale, Newnan and elsewhere is at takebackday.dea.gov.