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