Safely disposing of medications that are expired or you no longer need can be a challenge. That's why the Montrose County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Take Back Day on Saturday (October 28).

The event is designed to remind people to check their homes for any prescription medications they don't want or use and get rid of them before they cause harm from abuse, misuse or or mistaken use.

Prescription and over the counter medications in pill form and patches can be dropped off at the Montrose County Sheriff's Office, 1200 North Grand Avenue, on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Sheriff's Office is not able to take liquids, needles or sharps, thermometers, oxygen canisters, chemotherapy substances and illicit drugs. The Sheriff's Office can assist with information or resources for proper disposal of these items.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in April Americans turned in 450 tons of prescription drugs at take back events across the nation. During the April events, Colorado residents turned in over 16,000 pounds of prescription drugs.

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