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Environment / Sustainability

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Sept. 25

September 23, 2010

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with Colorado State University Police and other local law enforcement agencies, the Colorado Attorney General's Office, and the Colorado Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Program for a one-day National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

This is the first ever nationwide drug take-back focusing national attention to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse and operating collections sites around the nation where Americans can turn in their unused, unneeded, expired prescription medications.

Drop-off locations

Area drop-off locations will be held at the following sites on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous.

Environmentally sound disposal

Information also will be available about how to dispose of medication in an environmentally sound way that minimizes the chances of misuse and also protects the environment.

Flushing medications down the toilet or throwing them in the trash can cause pollution of lakes, streams and water supplies. Learn more