Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) are any products used by individuals for personal health or cosmetic reasons or used by agribusiness.

PPCPs include:

  • Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
  • Veterinary drugs
  • Fragrances
  • Cosmetics
  • Sun-screen products
  • Diagnostic agents
  • Nutraceuticals (e.g. vitamins)

Studies have shown that pharmaceuticals are present in our nation’s waterbodies. Further research suggests that certain drugs may cause ecological harm. More information regarding PPCPs can be found on the EPA’s website.

Drug Take-Back Initiative

The Wood County Hospital, The Wood County Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services Board, The Wood County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bowling Green Police Division have partnered to collect expired, unused, and unwanted pharmaceutical drugs. The service is free and anonymous. Public drop boxes are located in the lobby of the BG Police Division at 175 West Wooster St. and at the Wood County Sheriff’s Office at 1960 East Gypsy Lane Rd.