Simple steps to safeguard lives and protect the environment:
Pour into a sealable plastic bag. If medication is solid, crush it or add water to dissolve
Add kitty litter, sawdust, or coffee grounds to the plastic bag
Seal the plastic bag and dispose in the trash
For more information, consult your pharmacist or physician, or local law enforcement agency.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Programs
Many law enforcement agencies in Alaska offer free prescription drug and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine drop-off programs. Contact your local law enforcement or state trooper office for local drop-off locations. You can also contact the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration Call Center at 800-882-9539 or the online Search Utility to find a registered collection receptacle near you. Search the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day website for upcoming events.