By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
If you have unused medications that you no longer need, you have multiple options for safely disposing of them.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 23 and the Saline County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Salina Regional Health Center for a drive-through drop-off location. Persons wishing to get rid of unneeded prescription drugs can drop them off in the circle drive at the main entrance of Salina Regional Health Center, 400 S. Santa Fe Avenue, between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 23.
Additionally, the sheriff's office plans to have a second collection location at Dillons, 1235 E. Cloud Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 23.
If you're unable to make it to either location, you can drop off unused medications in the dropbox located in the lobby of the sheriff's office, 251 N. 10th Street, between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On weekends, unused medications can be turned in anytime at the Saline County Jail visitation window. The jail entrance is located on the W. Elm Street/N. 12th Street side of the building.
The sheriff's office makes sure that all collected medications are safely disposed of.