Giant-Carlisle sponsors drug take-back drive

Forty-two stores to participate in Oct. 26 initiative

CARLISLE, Pa. — Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets — collectively known as Giant-Carlisle — will sponsor drug take-back events at more than three dozen stores next weekend.

The Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said customers could bring expired and unwanted drugs to 42 stores on Oct. 26; 40 of the stores are in Pennsylvania, and two are in Virginia.

All medications will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner at no cost to the customer, though the chain recommended that customers remove or cross out such personal information as names and addresses. During the last program, in April, participating store collected 4,392 pounds of medications.


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