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Pegram announces prescription take-back box

On Jan. 31, The Town of Pegram announced a new prescription drug take-back box program - in partnership with the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office and the State of Tennessee.


“Prescription drug take-back boxes provide a place where unused prescription drugs can be safely disposed,” the town wrote on its Facebook. “These permanent boxes prevent prescription and over-the-counter medications from getting into the hands of children and into the waterways. They make sure they are disposed of in a safe, environmentally-friendly manner.” 


The take-back box is located in the lobby of Pegram Town Hall and is accessible to residents during normal business hours. Please see below for a list of acceptable items.


Prescription take-back box in Pegram City Hall / Town of Pegram Facebook

Accepted Items: 

  • Prescription Medications

  • Over-the-Counter Medications

  • Liquid Medication Bottles (Less than 4oz in ziplock bag)


Not Accepted Items:

  • Illegal Drugs

  • Needles/Syringes

  • Devices Containing Mercury

 

“Town officials are excited about this partnership with the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office and the State of Tennessee,” Pegram Mayor John Louallen said. “A means to safely dispose of prescription medication for residents is important and we are pleased this program has been implemented.”

Separately, the Town of Pegram also announced a text message notification program on Feb. 6. 


Those who sign up to receive notifications will receive information regarding upcoming meetings, local events and other important information pertaining to the community.


To sign up for the notifications, text PCHNOTICES to 615-246-6979.


More information about the text alerts can be found here

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