Unused prescription drugs can be safely disposed of at several Pierce County locations Saturday as part of the annual drug take back day.
As part of the one-day nationwide event, expired or unwanted medicine or controlled substances can be discarded anonymously.
Officials say flushing medicine down the toilet or throwing it away creates safety hazards in Puget Sound and landfills and for sanitation workers who deal with waste.
People can drop off drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:
Puyallup Police Department, 311 West Pioneer, Puyallup
Gig Harbor City Hall lobby, 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor
University Place Police Department, 3609 Market Place West, Suite 201, University Place
Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot, 14824 South C St., Tacoma
Pierce County sheriffs South Hill precinct, 271 John Bananola Way E., Puyallup
Sumner Police Department lobby, 1104 Maple St., Sumner
Edgewood/Milton Police Department collection site in the Albertsons parking lot, 2800 Milton Way, Milton