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Dispose of unused drugs, garbage in separate events this weekend

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Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 3:32 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Local sheriff’s offices are participating in drug take-back days this weekend:

  • The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and CVS Health are holding a drug disposal event this Saturday. You can bring unused and expired medications for destruction by law enforcement personnel. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at CVS stores at 1520 Walton Way and 2902 Peach Orchard Road. No needles can be accepted.
  • The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring similar drug take-back events on Saturday. They’ll be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kroger at 435 Lewiston Road in Grovetown and at the sheriff’s substation, 630-A Ronald Reagan Drive in Evans.

Free landfill day scheduled in Richmond County

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A free landfill disposal day will give Richmond County residents and property owners a chance to haul their garbage to the Augusta-Richmond County Landfill free of charge.

Acceptable waste includes household items, yard waste, tires, electronics and recyclables. Hazardous liquids and wastes as well as construction and demolition debris will not be accepted.

Customers will be required to provide proof of residency, and they are responsible for unloading items from their vehicles.

It will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the landfill, 4330 Deans Bridge Road.

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