Saturday (4/24) is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Iowa and the rest of the US. Oskaloosa Police Lieutenant Nathan Johnson tells the No Coast Network how you can participate.
“What we’re asking for is for anybody that has old prescription medications– something that has expired obviously, or even meds that maybe have not expired but they don’t need anymore–to just go ahead and drop them off and we can get those disposed of correctly.”
Johnson says disposing of old medications this way is safer than throwing them in the garbage or in the toilet. In Oskaloosa, you can bring unused medications to Mahaska Drug between 10am and 2pm Saturday. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is also being observed Saturday at the Pella Police Department and the Marion County Law Enforcement Center in Knoxville. Again, the hours Saturday are from 10am to 2pm.