Project Rx: A River Remedy Announces Fall 2014 Collection Date

August 20, 2014

GREENVILLE, SC – Project Rx: A River Remedy will hold its ninth drug take-back event on September 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., encouraging community members to properly dispose of unused medications.

Project Rx, in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), continues providing multiple collection sites across the entire Upstate. Interested participants can visit the Greenville drive-thru locations:

McAlister Square – 225 South Pleasantburg Drive
St. Francis Millennium near CU-ICAR – 2 Innovation Drive
Greenville County Medical Society- 1395 S. Church Street

The collection sites offer FREE and ANONYMOUS acceptance of unwanted or expired prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins & supplements, and veterinary medications from households only. Sharps or syringes will not be accepted. Participants should leave the name of the drug visible on medication labels and use a black permanent marker to eliminate any personal information.

The Project Rx taskforce is led by a community collaboration of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Family Partnership, Greenville Technical College, Carolinas Institute for Community Policing, Upstate Forever, DEA, Greenville County Medical Society and Renewable Water Resources.

Supporting organizations include Greenville Water, Powdersville Water, Keep Greenville County Beautiful, The Greenville News, Greenville Journal, Martin Printing, Greenville Health System and Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy.

Project Rx was originally launched in November 2010. To date, the eight events have collected a combined total of 9,967 lbs. of unwanted medication, approximately the weight of almost four compact cars! With the support of local law enforcement, the medication collected was properly disposed of through incineration.

For more information, visit the Project Rx website, or call 864-299-4000.


Project Rx: A River Remedy

Project Rx: A River Remedy is a local collaboration of community organizations united to help keep our rivers and residents safe from unused medications. Founded in 2010, Project Rx pulls together multiple community resources to hold take-back events semi-annually. As a safe alternative to flushing unwanted medications down the drain, or leaving them at home within the reach of the wrong hands, this program allows Upstate residents to bring prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements for a FREE and SAFE disposal… the perfect remedy for our community.


Renewable Water Resources (ReWa)

ReWa’s goal is to promote a cleaner environment, and to protect the public health and water quality of the Upstate waterways, while providing and developing the necessary sewer infrastructure for the growing economy. ReWa serves more than 400,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers in Greenville County and parts of Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens Counties.