Seneca County drug drop-off notes second anniversary

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office provides a full-time drop-off for unwanted prescription medications (pills only) and works with the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Solid Waste District to help publicize the proper handling of unwanted or expired medications.

Unwanted, unused or expired medications can be taken to the permanent drop-box in the lobby of the sheriff’s office 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The permanent drop-box was introduced during the Spring Medication Take Back event in April 2011.

Sheriff Bill Eckelberry said he believes this collection is making a positive impact on communities.

Outdated or unused medications that can be disposed of include pharmaceutical pills only. Residents are asked to keep medications in their original containers. Names and personal information may

be crossed off or removed. Medical syringes and needles or illicit drugs are not collected.