Dump old drugs at Take Back event this Saturday in North Bend, Snoqualmie, Duvall

Valley police agencies will spend four hours Saturday, Sept. 29, to take your unwanted prescriptions off your hands, and ultimately, off the streets.

The semi-annual Drug Take-back Day, coordinated by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, is a free way for people to safely dispose of old or unused medicines.

Some of these drugs, prescription or over-the-counter, can pose a threat, especially if children discover them. Thousands of accidental child poisonings each year are attributed to drugs that children found in a medicine cabinet. There is also a growing trend of prescription drug abuse by teens, using the medications recreationally.

To dispose of unwanted drugs, bring them to North Bend, Snoqualmie or Duvall between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The North Bend collection site is the park and ride, at the southeast corner of East North Bend Way and East McClellan Street.

The Snoqualmie collection site is the Snoqualmie Fire Department, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway.

The Duvall collection site is the lobby of the Duvall Police Station, 26225 N.E. Stephens St.

• Learn more about the national Take Back initiative here.



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