National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be Saturday, Oct. 27

On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Kent Police Department will be collecting expired, unwanted, and unused medications at their downtown offices.

This is a great opportunity to dispose of medications safely and easily.

All you have to do is go the Kent Police Department, located at 232 4th Ave S., follow signs on 4th Ave and drop off the medication.

“We ask that you remove labels or use permanent marker on identifying information. We cannot collect intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes or medical waste, as well as any substances that are illicit pursuant to either state or federal law, such as marijuana or methamphetamines.”

Proper disposal of medications is key to preventing misuse and abuse. Prescription drugs are the second most commonly abused narcotic. The dangers posed by prescription medications have no boundaries.

Why safe disposal? Safe disposal reduces drug abuse, reduces accidental poisoning, and reduces medication in the environment.

“We have collected over 300lbs of medication at previous take back days!”

For more information contact 253.856.5883 or [email protected] or go to www.kentwa.gov/police.