Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Law enforcement officers at locations across the state will be collecting unused medications for safe disposal this Saturday.

The collection events are part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications to prevent accidental or intentional misuse.

Since the Drug Take-Back Day program began in 2010, more than 101 tons of unwanted medications have been collected and destroyed in Kansas alone.

Medications will be accepted at drop-off sites across the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

To find a location, visit ag.ks.gov, and look for the “Drug Take Back Day” button under the “Quick Links” heading.

If there isn’t a nearby location listed, please check back, as there are additional locations added until the day of the event.

In Shawnee County, the Soldier Township Fire Department, located at 600 NW 46th Street, will host one location.

The Mission Fire Department, 3101 SW Urish Road, will also host a drop off site.

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration collects and safely destroys the medications.