Project Rx Collects 1,541 Lbs of Medication for Safe Disposal

October 31, 2011

Third Semi-Annual Drug Collection Event is an Upstate Success

GREENVILLE, SC – October 31, 2011 – Project Rx: A River Remedy, a community-driven medication collection event, held its third event collecting 1,541 lbs of medication from Upstate residents. The collection event was held at 25 locations across the Upstate in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Drug- Take Day.

The U.S. DEA and local law enforcement will be properly disposing of the collected drugs through incineration. The majority of the medication collected were pills but also included some liquid, powder and ointment medications.

The Project Rx community taskforce partners include Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Family Partnership Greenville Technical College, Renewable Water Resources and the U.S. DEA. Supporting organizations include Greenville County Medical Society, Greenville Journal, Greenville Water, Senior Action, Upstate Forever, Upstate Parent and Whole Foods Market.

The planning committee proudly thanks all of the volunteers and the members of the Greenville Community for attending the event. The Project Rx event will continue semi-annually and the next date will be announced soon. For more information, visit the Project Rx website and be sure to like the organization on for future updates.


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 as a multi-organization collaboration, 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 anonymous disposal… the perfect remedy for our community.