Did you know that nearly 60,000 kids under the age of 5 accidentally swallow dangerous drugs every year and wind up in emergency rooms? One of the ways to protect children from accidental swallowing of medications is to dispose of old or unneeded medications properly.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has a medication disposal box located in our lobby. You can safely dispose your unused or unwanted medications Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
Can't make it to the Sheriff's Office? Be sure to follow us on Facebook to find out when we're holding a Medication Take Back Event near YOU!