Dump your old drugs on National Drug Take-Back Day

Perry-area residents can dispose of expired, unwanted or leftover medicines Saturday, April 28 during the National Drug Take-Back Day.

The Perry Police Department will participate in the National Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone with expired, unwanted or leftover medicines can bring them to the Perry Police Department, 908 Willis Ave. in Perry and dispose of them in an environmentally safe way that keeps them out of the hands of abusers.

The National Drug Take-Back Day program will accept all prescription and over-the-counter medications, sample medicines, pet drugs, vitamins, supplements, homeopathic medications, ointments, lotions, creams, oils and soaps.

Unidentified medications will be accepted but, if possible, medicines should be in their original containers, with all personal information and identification removed or crossed out. Liquids should be sealed in clear, leak-proof bags.

The program cannot accept needles, sharps, syringes with needles, aerosols or pressurized containers, thermometers, intravenous (IV) bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, inhalers or illegal drugs.

The National Drug Take-Back Day program is paid for through a grant from the Iowa Department of Health, administered by Employee and Family Resources, a Des Moines-based non-profit agency.

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