Next Drug Take-Back Day set for April 27th at Southwest Precinct

If you have unused and unneeded – or expired – prescription medication(s), another Drug Take-Back Day is coming up on April 27th. Southwest Precinct Operations Lt. Pierre Davis says the precinct (on Webster just west of Delridge) will be the local drop-off site again this time, 10 am-2 pm. He also notes that they cannot accept syringes/needles – just medications; more info here. Last year, participants dropped off 238 pounds of unwanted medications at the SW Precinct – more than anywhere else in the city.

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5 Replies to "Next Drug Take-Back Day set for April 27th at Southwest Precinct"

  • kenyon April 16, 2013 (2:30 pm)

    Where can we drop off Syringes? There used to be a drop box in White Center at the Public Health, but there does not appear to be a new one at the new remodeled Public Health at Greenbridge. Thanks.

  • Sue April 16, 2013 (3:39 pm)

    kenyon, here’s the info on syringe disposal:

  • Irukandji April 16, 2013 (5:05 pm)

    Looking forward to the drug swap meet in the parking lot.

  • m April 17, 2013 (9:45 am)

    @ Irukandji – that’s not what it is like at all. This is a very beneficial service provided for people to safely dispose of outdated, no-longer-needed medication. Humans don’t get sick from taking expired meds or from meds getting into the wrong hands, and animals and our environment stay healthier, too.

  • Question April 17, 2013 (11:32 am)

    What is best way to drop off these medications? Do you need to keep pills in the container or can you put in ziplock?

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