Here’s where you can get rid of old meds on ‘National Drug Take-Back Day’

Posted at 4:19 AM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 07:19:33-04

If you have old medications taking up space in your medicine cabinet, now is the time to get rid of them. Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day. 

Everyone is encouraged to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription medication. 

Medical officials say most illegal prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from home medicine cabinets. 

There are several places on the Central Coast where you can take you unused and/or expired prescription drugs. 

The San Luis Obispo CHP will have a disposal box at its office, 675 California Blvd.

Twins Cities Community Hospital is also participating in Drug Take-Back Day. Drop off your medications at the hospital located at 1100 Las Tablas Road, Templeton. 

The Guadalupe Police Department will have a collection box in its lobby. The station is located at 4490 10th St. 

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office will take back drugs at its Goleta location, 4434 Calle Real.

The Santa Barbara Police Department is collecting unwanted meds at it’s station on 215 E. Figueroa Street.

Santa Barbara city officials will also have a disposal box set up at La Cumbre Plaza Mall, 121 S. Hope Avenue. 

Or, click here to look up collection sites near you. 

You can drop off your medications, no questions asked, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.