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Fort Lauderdale Holds Medication Take Back Event

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – The City of Fort Lauderdale wants your left over medication so it doesn’t end up in someone else’s hands.

They city held its 3rd annual Medication Take Back event on Sunday, in conjunction with the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.

Residents were asked to bring their unused, unwanted or expired prescription and non-prescription medications to be destroyed and disposed of in a safe, environmentally-friendly way.

The city has a year-round disposal program for residents who were unable to attend today’s take back event. A secure collection box is in the lobby of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, located at 1300 W. Broward Boulevard. The lobby is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Since the program began in 2011, the city has disposed of 400 pounds of medications.

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