Dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications this Saturday
Got drugs? Or rather -- potentially dangerious expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs?
Then this Saturday's the day to get rid of them.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Seattle Police Department will be accepting and disposing of any medications you bring to them. You can drop them off at one of the five Seattle precincts, meaning Ballardites will probably want to travel up to the north precinct, located at 10049 College Way N. Seattle WA 98133.
The service is free and anonymous and no questions are asked, according to the press release. Last April, people in Seattle dropped off 700 pounds worth of medications
For more info, visit the SPD website. SPD had this to say in a press release:
"This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabints are highly susceptible to diversion, misues, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the numbers of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash both pose potential safety and health hazards."