The largest source of pharmaceutical byproducts in water comes from the improper disposal of unused medications flushed down drains. Organizations in Cobb have teamed up to educate the public about this issue and reduce pharmaceuticals in our waterways. Kaiser Permanente is partnering with Keep Cobb Beautiful, Cobb Water System, Cobb Public Safety and Cobb Senior Services to provide safe disposal of unused, expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.
A Medication Disposal Day will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. This is an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of outdated or unused medications without even leaving their cars.