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Big Island drug take back initiative this Saturday

The Hawaii Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative.

You can turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. in Hilo and Kona.

You can take your medications to the following collection sites for safe, anonymous disposal:

  • Army Aviation Support Facility
    (adjacent to Civil Air Patrol)
    1095 Kekuanaoʻa St.  Hilo

  • Kona police station parking lot
    74-611 Hale Makai Place Kailua-Kona

Tablets, capsules and all other solid dosage forms will be accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative. Having unused and expired medicine in your home increases the risk of prescription drug abuse and accidental poisoning. Proper disposal also helps reduce the risk of prescription drugs entering a human water supply or potentially harming aquatic life.

Click HERE for more information about the drug take-back program.

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