If you have drugs around that you no longer need or use, the Grand Junction Police Department is more than happy to take them off of your hands.

The police don't have any intention of using or distributing them, they want to make sure those drugs are disposed of properly.

Do yourself a favor and look through your medicine cabinet and other places where you keep medication and check for those pills you no longer want, need or are expired.

Then, bag those medications and safely dispose of them at the Grand Junction Police Department National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday (April 29).

The event is at the Police Station, 555 Ute Avenue, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the main lobby.

There are limitations on the types of items that can be accepted. The GJPD can only dispose of pills and patches at the Take Back Day event.

Liquids, sharps, needles, mercury thermometers, oxygen tanks, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters, and illicit drugs, will not be accepted.

Contact the Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility for information on disposal of those items.

Western Colorado residents can also drop off prescription drugs on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Delta Police Department or Parachute Police Department.

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