One of the problems we have with drinking water is that citizens flush old drug prescriptions. As good as our filtration systems are they don’t get everything.

So there is the possibility that some drug residue might end up in our drinking water.

To counter this the Missouri River Task Force is partnering with the Community-Coalition On Drug Awareness, the Elks Drug Awareness Program and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Check all your prescriptions for outdated, unwanted or unused drugs and bring them for proper, clean, and safe disposal.

Details For Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

  • Date: Saturday October 28, 2017
  • Time: 10AM to 2PM
  • Place: Law & Justice Center – 615 S. 16th Avenue – Bozeman, MT.

Please do not bring the following:

  • Needles & Sharps
  • Thermometers (Mercury)
  • Oxygen Containers
  • Chemotherapy/Radioactive Substances
  • Pressurized Canisters

In its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills!

Some Final Thoughts

We all want a cleaner safer environment. This is one small way we can all help to accomplish that.

Check all your prescription drugs and bring any old, expired or unused drugs to this event for disposal.

We all thank you for it.

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