National Prescription Drug Take Back Event for Unused, Expired Medication

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a collection of unused and expired medication, is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations statewide, including two on Hawai`i Island..

The State Attorney General’s Office hopes to double its collection at this month’s Take Back.  Normally, they collect approximately 1,500 pounds statewide, but their goal for April’s Take Back is 3,000 pounds.

All unused or expired medication will be accepted for safe and anonymous disposal.  New or used needles and syringes will not be accepted.

Turn in your unused or expired medications at the following locations on Hawai`i Island:

  • Ka Waena Lapa’au Medical Complex – upper parking lot at 670 Ponahawai Street, Hilo, at the corner of Ponahawai Street and Komohana Street
  • Kona Police Station, 74 -0611 Hale Makai Place, parking lot Kailua-Kona.

For more information, click here  or call 808-541-1930.