The City of Raleigh’s Substance Abuse Advisory Commission is sponsoring its third annual pill drop-off, 10 am to 2 pm May 21 at four local Food Lion stores.

The stores are located at:
13200 New Falls of Neuse Road
5633 Creedmoor Road
2420 Wycliff Road
1601 Cross Link Road

A police officer and pharmacist will accept the medication at each of the Food Lion locations. Prescription and over-the-counter medication will be accepted, no questions asked. There will be no charge to drop off medication.

Additional disposal instructions for old medicines are provided by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For more information on the City of Raleigh’s efforts on addressing pharmaceuticals in the drinking water, contact Kenneth Waldroup, assistant Public Utilities director, at 919-857-4540. For more information on the City’s drinking water quality reports and water quality programs and facilities, contact Ed Buchan, Public Utilities’ environmental coordinator, at 919-857-4540.

More information on contaminants and their potential health effects can be obtained by calling EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.