National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this weekend

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting four locations for this year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

It will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can dispose of any unused, unwanted prescription medications at any of the following locations:

  • POC – 705 South Nevada Avenue
  • Memorial Hospital North – 4050 Briargate Parkway
  • Stetson Hills Substation – 4110 Tutt Boulevard
  • Security Fire Station #1 – 400 Security Boulevard

Pills and other solids, like patches, can be brought to the collection sites. Liquids and needles will not be accepted.

The service is free of charge, no questions asked.

Last year, officials collected about 893,498 pounds (about 447 tons) of unwanted prescription drugs at almost 5,400 collection sites nationwide.

Since the program began 6 years ago, about 6.4 million pounds of drugs have been collected.

For more information, click here or call 800-882-9529.


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