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Local police agencies host sites for National Drug Take-Back Day

Trevor Reid
treid@greeleytribune.com

For National Drug Take-Back Day on April 28, police will host sites in Greeley, Evans and Windsor for residents to drop off unused and expired medications.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28, police will accept unused and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications at the following four locations:

» Greeley Police Headquarters, 2875 10th St. in Greeley.

» University Center at University of Northern Colorado, 2101 10th Ave. in Greeley.

» Sam's Club parking lot, 3247 23rd Ave. in Evans.

» Windsor Police Department, 200 N. 11th St. in Windsor.

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Needles, sharps, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy substances, radioactive substances, pressurized canisters and illegal drugs will not be accepted. Drug take-back is a free service.

According to a release from Greeley police, the program helps keep medicines from falling into misuse or abuse. Studies show most abused prescription drugs are taken from family and friends, according to the release. Drug take-back is a safe way to dispose of medications, as flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash can pose health, safety and environmental hazards.

Drug Take-Back Day coincides with Greeley's annual Spring Cleanup Weekend this year. The Evans site will include a paper shredding service, provided by Express Shredding Solutions.

Those who can't make it to one of the above locations during the event may drop off unused or expired medications from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Genoa Pharmacy, 1300 N. 17th Ave. in Greeley. Or drop off medications from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Banner Family Pharmacy at Summit View, 2001 70th Ave. in Greeley. Liquids over 4 ounces will not be accepted.

For more

For more information, go to greeleygov.com or call Greeley Police Neighborhood Action Team officer Arpad Bality at (970) 351-5361.