If you have prescriptions that you're not using, they've expired, or are just collecting dust in your cupboards, mark your calendar for this upcoming event.

National Drug Take-Back Day is happening Saturday, April 24th, 2021

If you're not from this area I bet you could find the local take-back information by calling your sheriff's office or checking their social media accounts for more details.

In Yakima, we are hoping to break records. The last drug take-back day in October of 2020 was a monumental day, with over 90 pounds of drugs taken in within four hours. I was hoping you'd be so kind to spread the word far and wide so we can crush the previous weight.  Obviously, there is a lot of unused items out there. Let's spread the awareness of this day so addicts aren't able to get their hands on your unused stash and everyone feels a bit more secure. Addiction is a wild place to be and removing access and temptation will benefit everyone.

So how do you do it? Collect every unused or expired prescription that you've got, throw them all in a bag, and swing on by the

Yakima Sheriff's Office located at 1822 S. 1st Street in Yakima between 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday, April 24th, 2021

The Yakima Chamber of Commerce has donated masks to hand out until supplies run out and this whole event is a partnership with Safe Yakima Valley. If you are interested in giving back to the community but don't know where to start, reach out via our app

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The next Safe Yakima Valley meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 14th at noon via zoom. You can give your time or knowledge to help our community move forward in safe and productive ways. There's no time like the present to give back.

From October 2021's National Drug Take Back Day in Yakima

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