TWIN FALLS — This weekend the Drug Enforcement Agency and its partners will host National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, the public can dispose of their unused and unwanted prescription medications at one of the following sites:

  1. Filer Police Department — 300 Main St., Filer
  2. Kimberly-Hansen Police Department — 242 Highway 30
  3. Cassia County Sheriff's Department, Smith's parking lot — 937 E. Main St., Burley

Only pills and other solids, like patches, can be brought to the collection sites — liquids and needles or other sharps will not be accepted.

To find a nearby collection site, call 800-882-9539 or go to DEATakeBack.com.

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Flushing drugs down the toilet or throwing them in the trash poses potential safety and health hazards.

Since this program began eight years ago, over 9 million pounds of prescription medications have been collected nationwide.

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