Residents are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinet and properly dispose of unwanted, unused or outdated prescription drugs at Lexington’s annual spring Med Toss event. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, medication can be dropped off at Kentucky American Water’s main office located at 2300 Richmond Road.
The event is part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Accepted items include:
- Prescription and over-the-counter pills
- Medicated ointments and lotions
- Pet medication
Items that cannot be accepted include: liquids, aerosol cans, bio waste and needles.
Med Toss is a free, anonymous service with no questions asked.
In April 2016, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at thousands of drop-off sites across the country. In Lexington, residents turned in nearly 2,000 pounds of medication during the 2016 spring Med Toss.
Med Toss is made possible by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Lexington Police Department, the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff, Kentucky American Water and Drug Free Lex.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.