KAUAI (KITV4) - The Kauai Police Department (KPD), in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is collecting unused, unwanted, or expired medications for National Drug Take-Back Day.
The collection will consist of a drive-thru, drop-off service in the breezeway at the parking lot roundabout on Saturday, October 23 from 10 am to 2 pm at KPD headquarters located at 3990 Ka‘ana Street, in Lihue.
Tablets, capsules, liquids, and other forms of medication (prescription or nonprescription) including patches, will be accepted. New or used needles and syringes will not be accepted.
Expired medication should not be discarded in the trash or flushed down the toilet. Improperly disposing of prescriptions drugs has the potential to enter the water supply and also harm aquatic life.
The state is now in its 12th year of holding the DEA’s Drug Take-Back Initiative, which has resulted in a collection of more than 53,000 pounds of prescription medications.
During April’s Drug Take-Back Day, KPD collected a total of 16 boxes filled with unused, unwanted, and expired medications, adding up to a combined weight of 165 pounds.