Saturday Oct. 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and all 30 Michigan State Police posts are serving as drop-off points.

MSP are encouraging residents to dispose of expired, unused and unwanted pills 10a.m. to 2p.m this Saturday.

According to a release, all collected pills will be destroyed, with no questions asked. Liquids, inhalers, patches and syringes cannot be accepted.

Col. Joe Gasper, director of the Michigan State Police, said,

“This is something every Michigan resident can do to make sure unused prescription drugs don’t end up in the wrong hands. Even one pill makes a difference. Take a few moments to check your home and get rid of these medications. Opioid and prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses are real. Help us fight this crisis.”

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is two times a year, in April and October.

MSP says during the April 2019 effort they collected 1,184 pounds of prescription drugs.

You can find Michigan State Police collection sites here.

MSP also says that anyone who cannot participate this Saturday can anonymously drop off prescription drugs at any post Monday through Friday 8a.m. to 4p.m., excluding holidays.

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