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.READ MORE: February Trial Scheduled In Florida 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fight
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.READ MORE: Davie Man Claims Million Dollar Prize In Florida Lottery Scratch Off Game
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.MORE NEWS: There's No Business Like Shoe Business & The High End Sneaker Business Is Booming
Since the program began in 2011, the city has disposed of 400 pounds of medications.