National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is happening October 26th

MARQUETTE COUNTY — National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is happening October 26th. The day is all about taking responsible action and disposing of unneeded drugs.

Every Michigan State Police posts will be participating in the one-day take-back effort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by serving as drop off points for the pills and or medications. All of these drugs will be destroyed, with no questions asked. Although the State Police Posts will not accept Liquids, inhalers, patches and syringes at the drop off locations.

So the state police have a few ways for members in the community to get rid of these prescription drugs.

“There is other ways to destroy those drugs that are out there,” said Trooper Stacey Rasanen, Michigan State Police. “If you have liquids you can use kitty litter and or coffee grounds and then throw it in your trash. For syringes you can put them in an old laundry bottle and write ‘non-recyclable’ and get rid of it that way.”

The take back event serves for two reasons, one being which reduces the abuse of medications and the other protecting the environment from harmful toxins. Anyone can anonymously surrender their unused and unwanted medications for destruction at any Michigan State Police Post, throughout the year, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays. The service will always be free.