To encourage the proper disposal of unwanted medications, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is partnering with regional healthcare, law enforcement, education and safety organizations to hold a medication disposal event in six counties.

Seventeen locations in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Columbus and Duplin counties are scheduled to accept all medications and sharps on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Medications can be prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins or herbal. Please keep medications in original containers. Syringes and other sharps will be accepted.

Locations include:

New Hanover County

NHRMC Medical Mall, 2243 S. 17th St., Wilmington

NHRMC ExpressCare, 510 Carolina Bay Drive, Wilmington

NHRMC Atlantic SurgiCenter, 9104 Market St., Wilmington

Carolina Beach Police Department, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach

New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, 2222 S. College Rd., Wilmington

UNCW Police Department, 5126 Lionfish Drive, Wilmington

New Hanover Medical Group – Myrtle Grove, 5145 S. College Road, Wilmington

MedNorth Health Center, 925 N. Fourth St., Wilmington

Brunswick County

NHRMC Brunswick Forest, 1333 S. Dickenson Dr., Leland

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Dr. NE, Bolivia

Pender County

Pender Memorial Hospital, 507 E. Freemont St., Burgaw

Island Family Medicine, 2540 N.C. 210 East, Surf City

Village Pharmacy of Hampstead, Inc., 14057 US-17 #100, Hampstead

Black River Health Services, Inc., 4811 N.C. 50, Maple Hill