Prescription Take-Back Day

Unwanted medication should be properly disposed. (Photo Provided)
Unwanted medication should be properly disposed. (Photo Provided)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – If you missed out on spring cleaning your medicine cabinet at the start of April, you can take advantage at the end of this month instead.

The National Prescription Take-Back Day is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted and unused medication safely. The program provides a convenient, safe and responsible way of disposing of prescription drugs, said the Lafayette Police Department.

According to LPD, the usual methods for disposing of unused medicines are flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash — both of which pose potential safety, health and environmental hazards.

Officers said the service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Officials stated the program is for pills, capsules, and liquids only.

The Take-Back Day will be held Saturday, April 26 at the Lafayette Police Training Center, 1301 South St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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