A total of 4,060 pounds of medication and 28,950 sharps were collected at Saturday’s medication disposal event. NHRMC organized the event, which included many community partners collecting medication at 17 locations across six counties in southeastern North Carolina.
The collected medications will be incinerated and the sharps will be properly disposed of through NHRMC’s system. The process keeps medications from being accidentally ingested and keeps them from polluting our waterways.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center appreciates the support of the community, volunteers and our partners in making this event a success.