This Saturday, 4/26/14, there are multiple locations for medication drop off locally. The Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring National Take Back Day with the intent of helping people get rid of old drugs so that they won’t be a danger to individuals or to the environment.
Leftover drugs are susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Throwing medications in the trash or flushing down the toilet can cause environmental hazards including for kids and pets.
Collection sites will be open from 10 am to 2 pm this Saturday at the following locations:
In Sedgwick County:
- Household Hazardous Waste facility, 801 West Stillwell,
- Wichita Oaklawn Activity Center 4900 South Clifton,
- Bel Aire Community Building, north entrance, 7651 E. Central Park
- Haysville Police Department 200 West Grand
- Maize City Hall 10100 West Grady
- McConnell AFB, Base Exchange (open only to military ID holders only)
In Butler County: Rose Hill City Hall, 125 West Rosewood, Rose Hill
In Harvey County: Harvey County Sheriff’s Office, 120 East 7th Street Newton
In Sumner county: Argonia Police Department, 210 South Maine, Argonia.
Kansanas have disposed of more than 22 tons of leftover medications since the drug take-back day started as an annual event in 2010. Keep up the good work!