MERIDIAN — On Saturday, Blue Cross of Idaho and the Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition will partner for the fifth time to collect potentially dangerous and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blue Cross of Idaho at 3000 E. Pine Ave. in Meridian, according to a press release.
Treasure Valley residents may drop off prescription medications, including tablets, capsules, patches and other solid forms of prescription drugs.
Through this partnership, Blue Cross of Idaho and the Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition has collected and disposed of nearly a ton of unwanted medications, the release said. In 2021, Idahoans discarded around 5.2 tons of unwanted medications at two statewide take-back day events.
Take-Back Day is part of a national effort to raise awareness and reduce prescription drug abuse in local communities, the release said. Disposal sites offer individuals and families a safe, anonymous way to rid their homes of unwanted medication.