AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - While prescription drugs are something you may not think to get rid of, they can pile up in your medicine cabinet and become a danger.
Which is why, on Saturday, local agencies took part in National Drug Take Back Day.
Instead of flushing expired medication down the toilet, which can be bad for the environment, the Airway Heights Police Department and other officials met at Yoke's Fresh Market to gather unused medications.
"Not to dump them in streams and rivers because that affects our wildlife and also you don't want to put in places where people can get a hold of it," urged Officer Curtis Tucker, with the Airway Heights Police Department.
This was the first year they also collected vape devices, though none were turned in at the Airway Heights location.
Some reminders: Don’t flush medication down the toilet. Don’t throw it in the rivers and lakes either. If you’re going to trash them, make sure they’re with undesirable things (ex. diaper) so people won’t be able to get them. #4NewsNow pic.twitter.com/G7mCMTw1lW— Elenee Dao KXLY (@Elenee_Dao) October 26, 2019
If you didn't make it to any of the locations on Saturday, you can always contact your local police department and they can take any unused medications.
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