The Windsor Heights Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will be hosted at the Windsor Heights Police Department, 1133 66th Street, Windsor Heights, IA.
Residents may drop off unused, expired or unwanted medications, in both pill and liquid form, for safe disposal. This includes over-the-counter as well as prescription drugs. The Windsor Heights Police Department and the Citizens on Patrol will be working this event.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
The Prescription Drug Take-Back events provide a way for patients, caregivers, and pet owners to dispose of controlled substance medications such as painkillers, sedatives, and stimulants like ADHD drugs instead of flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash.
Proper disposal of medicines protects you by preventing poisoning of children and pets; deterring misuse by teenagers and adults; avoiding health problems from accidentally taking the wrong medicine, too much of the same medicine, or a medicine that is too old to work well; and, keeping medicines from entering streams and rivers when poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet.
Prescription Drug Take-Back events will be posted on this web site, social medial and promoted through local pharmacies.