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Safe Disposal Sites Will Take Your Unused Prescription Drugs on on Saturday, April 24

Drug Enforcement Administration

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has announced that Saturday, April 24 is National Take Back Day, an opportunity for people to safely dispose of their unused, unwanted, or expired medications as well as unwanted e-cigarette or vaping devices at thousands of locations throughout Utah.


In the Wasatch Back, there will be controlled substance disposal locations at the Park City Walgreens as well as at the University of Utah Redstone Clinic at Kimball Junction, the Kamas Foodtown Pharmacy and Lee’s Marketplace in Heber City.


In addition to over-prescription, unauthorized access to properly prescribed painkillers is one of the biggest drivers of addiction, according to the attorney general’s announcement.


Many users of street drugs like heroin start by abusing their own medications and make the move to finding other people’s prescription drugs.


That can be prevented by disposing of the drugs at the safe drop-off locations.


The improper disposal of unused and expired medications has resulted in measurable amounts of drugs begin found in our lakes and rivers across the county.


The medication disposal system produced for Utah Take Back is intended to absorb and neutralize pharmaceutics, making them safe for landfills and reducing watershed contamination.