Community

National Drug ‘take back’ day is April 26

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the City of Mercer Island are coordinating a nationwide drug "take-back" day on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mercer Island City Hall (9611 SE 36th Street). Take drop-offs to the west side of the building, in the loading dock area. This one-day event provides residents with a no-cost, anonymous collection of unwanted and expired prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines.

Clean out your medicine cabinet. Protect our kids, families and environment by properly disposing of your unwanted and expired medicines. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning, and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting waterways. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high: Over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without anyone’s  knowledge.

For questions call 275-7743 before April 26.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Nov 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates