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Louisville Metro Police will again collect expired or unused pharmaceuticals during the city’s sixth’s drug toss that begins Thursday and continues through Saturday.

Mayor’s spokesperson Kerri Richardson says the twice-annual dropoffs have been well-received. Last year, officials disposed of nearly 12-hundred pounds of pills and recycled some 400 pounds of pill containers.

“If you’ve had an injury or a surgery and you have a few pills left over in the medicine cabinet, those might stay there for months before you think about throwing them away or getting rid of them in some way,” Richardson said. “The best thing to do is to take them to an agency like ours that can take care of them and dispose of them properly so that they won’t be used improperly or get into the waste stream.”

Ricardson says other medications such as syrups, drops, ointments or sprays can also be brought to the three drop-off sites,  which will be open from 10:00am to 2:00pm each day. 

Disposal dates and locations:

Thursday, Oct. 8 Our Mother of Sorrows
770 Eastern Parkway

Friday, Oct. 9 Park Terrace
9700 Stonestreet Rd.

Saturday, Oct. 10 Middletown Christian Church
500 N. Watterson Trail

For more information about the program visit LouisvilleKy.gov or call MetroCall 311.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."