Drug take-back events this Saturday collect unwanted medications

images-1Clark and Skamania County residents can safely dispose of all unused medications at four free collection events this Saturday, April 29. Unused medicines left in the home increase opportunities for drug abuse. Proper drug disposal is also an environmental issue. Unused medications can contaminate drinking water and should not be flushed down the toilet or put in the trash. Residents can drop off medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the following locations:

* PeaceHealth Memorial Hospital, 33rd and Main St, Vancouver
* Kaiser Permanente-Cascade Park, 12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
* Battle Ground Police Department, 507 SW First St., Battle Ground
* Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Vancouver Ave., Stevenson

Visit www.takebackyourmeds.org for more details on where to drop off medications. For more information about the events, call Clark County Public Health at 360-397-2121 ext. 4352, or contact the Prevent! Coalition at preventcoalition@esd112.org.