Pasadena police will be accepting unwanted prescription medications for disposal next week as part of a national campaign led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, authorities said.
Expired or unneeded prescription can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Pasadena Police Department, 207 N. Garfield Ave., the Pasadena Police Department said in a written statement.
“National Prescription Take Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs free of charge,” the statement said. “Representatives from the Pasadena Police Department, Day One and the Pasadena Public Health Department will be on site to assist with the process and answer any questions.”
Safely disposing of unneeded drugs prevents them from being abused or ending up damaging the environment, officials said.
Needles and other sharp objects cannot be accepted at the event.
More information National Prescription Take Back Day can be found online at takebackday.dea.gov.