Dispose of drugs safely

Dispose of drugs safely

Got any unused or outdated medications?

If you do, the Cannon County Sheriff's Office is now providing a safe way of getting rid of them.

"We are proud to announce we are now a member of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Unwanted Pharmaceuticals Take Back Program," said Sheriff Darrell Young.

"With this program, we and the TDEC are able to provide an permanent bin in the lobby of the Cannon Sheriff's Department for Cannon County residents to collect unwanted and expired medication that have the potential to be a safety, environmental and health concern for the citizens and the occupants of their homes," the sheriff said.

Prescription medicine is accepted along with over the counter drugs including ointments and lotions.

The permanent Unwanted Pharmaceutical Take Back bin is available from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in the lobby of the Cannon County Sheriff's Office at 110 Alexander Drive in Woodbury.