October Medication Disposal Event Features 17 Locations in Six Counties

October 11, 2018
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To encourage the proper disposal of unwanted medications, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is partnering with regional healthcare, law enforcement, education and safety organizations to hold a medication disposal event in six counties.

Seventeen locations in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Columbus and Duplin counties are scheduled to accept all medications and sharps on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Medications can be prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins or herbal. Please keep medications in original containers. Syringes and other sharps will be accepted.

Locations include:

New Hanover County
NHRMC Medical Mall, 2243 S. 17th St., Wilmington
NHRMC ExpressCare, 510 Carolina Bay Drive, Wilmington
NHRMC Atlantic SurgiCenter, 9104 Market St., Wilmington
Carolina Beach Police Department, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach
New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, 2222 S. College Rd., Wilmington
UNCW Police Department, 5126 Lionfish Drive, Wilmington
New Hanover Medical Group – Myrtle Grove, 5145 S. College Road, Wilmington
MedNorth Health Center, 925 N. Fourth St., Wilmington

Brunswick County
NHRMC Brunswick Forest, 1333 S. Dickenson Dr., Leland
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Dr. NE, Bolivia

Pender County
Pender Memorial Hospital, 507 E. Freemont St., Burgaw
Island Family Medicine, 2540 N.C. 210 East, Surf City
Village Pharmacy of Hampstead, Inc., 14057 US-17 #100, Hampstead
Black River Health Services, Inc., 4811 N.C. 50, Maple Hill

Onslow County
Onslow Memorial Hospital, 317 Western Blvd., Jacksonville

Columbus County
Columbus Regional Healthcare, 500 Jefferson St., Whiteville

Duplin County
Vidant Duplin Hospital, 401 N. Main, St., Kenansville

For those who cannot attend the event, permanent drop boxes are available in many locations in Southeastern NC for residents to safely dispose of unwanted medications. No needles or biohazard materials are accepted in the drop boxes. To find a location, visit https://www.nhrmc.org/about/community-resources/medication-disposal.

For more information, contact Iris Baker at 910.667.8297 or iris.baker@nhrmc.org.