Operation Medicine Drop collecting prescription drugs for disposal today

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -If you have expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs, Tuesday is your chance to get rid of them safely.

ECU Health and Operation Medicine Drop will collect the drugs on Tuesday, March 19th at 11:00 a.m. at The ECU Health Wellness Center at 2610 Stantonsburg Road in Greenville. The event will be an outdoor drive-thru and drop-off.

Operation Medicine Drop offers the public a free and convenient option for disposing of their prescription and over-the-counter medications to protect their families and the environment.

Since 2010, Operation Medicine Drop campaigns have incinerated more than 266 million pills collected through permanent drop boxes and more than 4,000 events across North Carolina.

Operation Medicine Drop cannot accept biohazardous materials.