5 Sioux City locations collect unwanted drugs for National Drug Takeback Day

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Saturday was the time to throw out expired, unused, and unwanted medicines again at the bi-annual National Drug Takeback Day.

Five locations in Sioux City accepted unused drugs by anyone who wanted to clear out their cabinets.

Tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of drugs were accepted. However, the locations weren’t accepting any liquids, syringes, or illegal drugs.

Drilling Pharmacy4010 Morningside Avenue
Fareway4040 War Eagle Drive
Hy-Vee2827 Hamilton Boulevard
Hy-Vee3301 Gordon Drive
Walgreens 101 Pierce Street
Locations accepting unwanted medications

This program exists so the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) can properly dispose of medications as well as help prevent abuse throughout the community.

During the event before Saturday, officials said they collected more than 260 pounds of unwanted medications. The DEA were also accepting vaping devices and cartridges if lithium batteries are taken out.

If you missed this opportunity, that’s okay! All you need to do is contact local law enforcement and ask where you can go to dispose of drugs, as they still allow collections outside of this event.

Learn more about this event by clicking here or calling 800-882-9539.

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