Project Rx: A River Remedy is a collaboration between local organizations in the Upstate to help promote proper medication disposal. The Project Rx has created strong partnerships with other organizations such as Greenville County Sheriff's Office, Greenville Technical College, Renewable Water Resources and the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Since 2010, Project Rx has helped sponsor several events to help residents of the Upstate properly dispose of their medications. So far, the organization has collected approximately 9,967 lbs of medication. After the medication is collected, it is securely incinerated by law enforcement. This method of disposal is the most environmentally-preferred method to safely dispose of medications.
If you are interested in participating in Project Rx, start by going through your medicine cabinets and gathering all of your expired or unwanted medications, including over-the-counter, prescription and pet medications. Leave all of the medications in the original bottles and leave the labels on. If the pills are wrapped in plastic and foil, pop out all of the pills from the blister pack and put them in a sealed sandwich bag. Make sure to also bring along all original boxes and containers of the medication to help ensure the medication is properly disposed of. Then, use a permanent marker to black out all of your personal information on the label. Mark out your name and address, but be careful NOT to black out the name of the drug. Then, you can visit one of the many convenient drive-through event locations. Volunteers will be ready to guide you through the process and tell you how to dispose of your medications properly.