The third annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday, and both Buffalo and Sheridan law enforcement agencies will be taking part.
In Buffalo, this will actually be the fourth year the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and Buffalo Police Department have had a drug take-back day, and again it will be at the IGA store from 10 am until 2 pm.
Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy Kelly Waugh has overseen the program, and he explains what drugs are being targeted.
The idea is to keep these unwanted, unused or outdated substances from possibly getting into the hands of kids or others who may abuse them, and to safely dispose of them by keeping them out of landfills and sewer systems where they may contaminate the environment.
The following items will not be taken at the event: needles and sharps, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy medicines, radioactive substances, pressurized canisters, and liquids and creams.
There is no paperwork to fill out, and the drop-off should take just a few minutes. Waugh also said for those who may not be able to make the drop-off event, they can drop their prescription drugs off at the new justice center and they will dispose of them there as well.
In Sheridan, the drop-off will be at Walgreen's on Coffeen Avenue also from 10 am to 2 pm.