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Safely dispose of unwanted drugs at Take Back Day event

People with prescription and OTC medications can safely dispose of them through the Take Back Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27,  at Kitsap Mall.

The event is free and those who participate are not required to provide any information.

All solid medications and non-injectable liquids, such as cough syrup and liquid Tylenol, will be accepted. All drugs must be in some type of bag or container. Participants are asked not to mix different drugs in containers or bags as that can result in reactions.

Take Back Day, which is run by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Kitsap County Health District and the Drug Enforcement Administration, cannot accept insulin, illicit substances, such as methamphetamine or marijuana, and syringes and medical waste.

The event is in addition to, and complements, the permanent drug take back program now on-going in the lobbies of the sheriff’s Silverdale and Port Orchard offices, open and available during regular business hours.

This occasion allows for a weekend disposal opportunity when residents may not be able to drop off their unwanted medications on a weekday.

 

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