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Drug Take-Back Program 10-14-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Office of the Chief
Harry S. Kubojiri
Phone 961-2244

National Take Back Initiative (NTBI) Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe, anonymous disposal. Saturday, October 29 10:00-2:00 p.m.

For locations in Hilo and Kona, please see below

Media Release

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back program being sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the state Department of the Attorney General, the Department of Public Safety and community partners.

On October 29, members of the public can turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following collection sites for safe, anonymous disposal:

Tablets, capsules and all other solid dosage forms will be accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted. The drugs will be incinerated according to federal and state environmental guidelines.

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.

For more information about the drug take-back program, visit the DEA Office of Diversion Control or the State of Hawaiʻi Department of the Attorney General.