Operation Medicine Drop - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC `

Operation Medicine Drop

Wayne Learning Center Room 161 ("Seminar Room") | March 23, 2022 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Wayne Community College will host an Operation Medicine Drop session on Wednesday, March 23.

The collection will take place 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 161 (“Seminar Room”) of the Wayne Learning Center (main building), on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro.

Members of the public can turn in expired and unwanted prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and pet medications to be properly destroyed. They are asked to leave the medications in their original containers with the name of the medication visible. No questions will be asked and identifying information on containers will be obscured.

Students in the college’s Pharmacy Technology program will staff the college’s event along with representatives of the Safe Kids Wayne County coalition.

The collection is held in conjunction with Safe Kids Wayne County and the Goldsboro Police Department in observance of National Poison Prevention Week.

A drive-through/drop-off collection event will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 22 at Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center, at 2001 East Ash St. in Goldsboro.

Last year’s drive collected and destroyed close to 200,000 doses of medications, diverting them from landfills and waterways and preventing abuse or accidental ingestion.

Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings, environmental contamination, and drug abuse, misuse, and illegal distribution. Unintentional poisoning has become the leading cause of injury death in North Carolina, overtaking motor vehicle deaths in 2010, according to the N.C. Division of Public Health.

For more information about the project, contact Safe Kids Wayne County at (919) 735-3371, ext. 235.