Police to offer disposal for unused prescription drugs

North Liberty Police DepartmentThe North Liberty Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency, will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Sept. 26, 2105 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Liberty Police department for safe disposal. This service is free and anonymous. Tablets, capsules and all other solid doses will be collected. Liquid medications in their original containers will be accepted as well.

Unused, unwanted and expired medications can pose public safety and health concerns. Left in home medicine cabinets, the medications are susceptible to dangerous misuse and abuse. Improper disposal, such as flushing drugs down a toilet or sending them to the landfill, poses risks to the environment and public health.

In addition to the Saturday scheduled drop off for the National Take Back Day, unwanted medications will be accepted for disposal at the North Liberty Police Department’s headquarters, 5 E. Cherry St., during its regular business hours, 7:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m., on weekdays.

The effort is part of the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, organized by the DEA and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. For more information or to find additional collection sites nearby, visit dea.gov or contact the North Liberty Police Department at (319) 626-5724.