National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 26 and the Anchorage Fire Department (AFD) says it’s a great event to dispose of unused medication promptly and safely to keep our kids safe. AFD says disposing of unused medication will help protect children from accidental poisoning, and prevents theft by visitors, relatives, or strangers.The event Oct. 26 starts at 10:00 A.M. and ends at 2:00 P.M.
Below is a list of locations where you can drop off leftover prescriptions.
Municipality of Anchorage
- Providence Medical Center – 3300 Providence Drive, Entrance #4
- Fred Meyer (Muldoon) – 7701 DeBarr Road
- Fred Meyer (Abbott) – 2300 Abbott Road
- Fred Meyer (Eagle River) – 13401 Old Glenn Highway
Central Mat-Su Valley
AFD says in Alaska, April’s drug take-back event saw 4,567 pounds of prescription medications disposed of at 19 sites across the state, and a total of 937,443 pounds of prescription medications was disposed of nationally.
If you miss Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day, authorized collectors in the local area can be found here.