Get rid of unwanted prescriptions Saturday


Fit For The Road Logo HeadersIf your home or truck’s medicine cabinets contain some prescriptions you no longer need, now is the time to get rid of them.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local and state law enforcement agencies and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will accept potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. You can take the pills (The program does not accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) to a disposal site. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

You can find a return site at the Take Back Day website.

Last spring Americans turned in nearly 475 tons of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,700 of its state and local law enforcement partners, according to a statement from the DEA. Overall, in its 15 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 10 million pounds —nearly 5,000 tons — of pills.