The Avondale Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are having an Unwanted Prescription Drug Disposal event on Saturday, October 27, from 10am to 2pm at the CVS Pharmacy at 280 N Avondale Blvd in Avondale.
Note: Even though this is a one-day special event, there are several pharmacies in Avondale and surrounding areas with unwanted/outdated prescription drop offs available every day. Be safe, get rid of what you don’t need… find one and drop them off!
The Avondale Public Works Water Conservation Coordinator provided an announcement on NextDoor. According to their post:
The Avondale Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are offering people the opportunity to drop off expired or unwanted prescription drugs in Avondale, as part of a national initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription-drug abuse and how to dispose of the drugs properly.
The event on Saturday, October 27 will provide people a place to dispose of medication safely. Police and the DEA will hand out information on the dangers of prescription drugs and how to dispose of the drugs properly. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
All pills, capsules, tablets will be accepted, excluding glass containers. Liquid medications, inhalers, syringes or other items used to inject medication will not be accepted under current DEA guidelines. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.