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Cobb Medication Take Back Day - October 24, 2020

Pile of Medication Pills
October 5, 2020

Law enforcement and staff personnel will be at two locations* to collect medications and properly dispose of them in compliance with federal law.  Medicines and labels do not have to be removed from containers.  However, we will accept pills placed in sandwich/plastic bags.  All pills must be removed from blister packs BEFORE dropping off.

Everything collected will be immediately sealed in boxes to be destroyed in compliance with federal law.


  1. Precinct One, 2380 Cobb Pkwy NW in Kennesaw* 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  2. C. Freeman Pool Senior Center, 4025 South Hurt Rd, NW in Smyrna* 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

*Nothing will be accepted at this address or by any Cobb County staff person before or after the scheduled drop-off date or time.

Accepted Items:

Prescriptions, over-the-counter liquids and pill form medications, ointments, patches, creams, vials, and pet medications. 

Unaccepted Items:

Needles, sharps, blister packs, EpiPen, durable medical equipment (CPAP, nebulizers, etc.), illegal drugs, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing body fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas, etc.)

Medications flushed down the toilet may contaminate our lakes, streams and groundwater causing harm to humans, wildlife and vegetation. Medications thrown in the trash can cause poisoning by accidental ingestion by children, pets and wildlife.

Press Contact Info

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Phone:  (770) 528-1135