(WXYZ) - Michigan families can rid their homes of expired or unused prescription drugs Saturday by dropping them off at sites throughout the state.
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., medications will be accepted for safe disposal as part of the Fourth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The event is coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration along with local and state agencies.
Prescription and over-the-counter pills, liquids, and cream medications will be accepted - even pet medication.
Last October, Americans turned in 377,080 pounds of prescription drugs at over 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,000 state and local law enforcement partners.
This event addresses a vital public health and safety issue. Americans are now advised that their past methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—pose potential health and safety hazards.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
TO FIND A MICHIGAN STATE POLICE POST IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, FOLLOW THIS LINK .
Several local police departments are also participating, including Troy, Taylor, Fraser, Roseville and Center Line.
More information can be found at dea.gov .
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