Law enforcement agencies next week will collect unused or expired medications for safe disposal.
National Drug Take-Back Day, a semi-annual event, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at several locations across Kansas. The initiative is designed to help decrease accidental or intentional misuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release.
Drop-off sites in Sedgwick County include:
• Oaklawn Activity Center, 4900 S. Clifton in Wichita
• Household Hazardous Waste facility, 801 W. Stillwell in Wichita
• Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd. in Wichita
• McConnell Air Force Base, 2800 S. Rock Road in Wichita
• City of Bel Aire Community Room, 7651 E. Central Park Ave.
• Haysville Police Department, 200 W. Grand
• Maize City Hall, 10100 W. Grady Ave.
In Butler County, drugs may be disposed of at Rose Hill City Hall, 125 W. Rosewood; and Cooper Drug, 509 State St. in Augusta. The Harvey County Sheriff’s Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton, is also a designated drop-off site. More locations are listed at www.ag.ks.gov.
Kansans have surrendered more than 17 tons of medications since the program started in 2010, Schmidt said in the release.
“Kansans should take advantage of this opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets,” Schmidt said, “and help prevent these drugs from falling into the wrong hands.”