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Sheriff offers medication drop off box

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SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

Do you have any expired medications that you need to get rid of?  The Worth County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the Worth county health department to make discarding pills more convenient.

They recently installed this new drop off box in the front lobby of the Health Department. The goal was to have the box at a non-judgmental location, where folks could easily dispose of their medications.

No sign-ins or appointments necessary. "It needs to go somewhere.  And flushing them down the toilet is what most people do. You should not flush medications down the toilet, you should bring them here to them here to the health department, put them in the drop box and forget them," said Gina Connell Nurse Manager.      

This is the only year-round drop off box available at a health department in our district. 

The Health Department is open from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. 

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