Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Keep Cobb Beautiful and the Cobb County Police Department are hosting a Medication Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  The event takes place at  Cobb County Police Department Precinct 1 in Kennesaw.

Abuse of Prescription and Over-The-Counter medicine is one of the fastest growing problems, especially among teens, in the US. Many times expired or unwanted medicine in a home medicine cabinet is the first source of medicine for abusers.

To help reduce this problem and provide an environmentally safe way to dispose of unwanted prescription and over the counter medicines, the Keep Cobb Beautiful and the Cobb County Police Department are holding the Drug Take-Back event. Stop by and drop off unwanted Rx and OTC meds, the service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Staff and law enforcement personnel will be at this location to collect medications that will be properly disposed in compliance with federal law. Medicines do not have to be removed from their containers and labels do not have to be removed. All pills must be removed from blister packs BEFORE dropping off. Everything collected will be immediately sealed in boxes and destroyed.

Accepted Items:

  • Prescriptions
  • Over-the-counter drugs in liquid and pill form
  • Ointments
  • Patches
  • Creams
  • Vials
  • Pet medicines

Not Accepted Items:

  • Needles, sharps of any type
  • EpiPen
  • Durable medical equipment (CPAP, nebulizers,
  • 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 young children, pets and even wildlife.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

10am to 2pm

2380 Cobb Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144


For more information, please call call Keep Cobb Beautiful at (770) 528-1135 or email

Note: Nothing will be accepted at this address or by any Cobb County staff person before or after the scheduled drop-off day.


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