Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, October 29

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Drop off unused or expired medications 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, October 29, at Fred Meyer, 7701 DeBarr Road. MAP

Additional drop-off locations:

Anchorage Police Department, Alaska Regional Hospital outside drive thru – E Building, East side of building MAP

Drug Enforcement Administration, Providence Alaska Medical Center outside collection site – Pharmacy entrance. MAP

Medications flushed or put down the drain go to Anchorage’s wastewater treatment facility. Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to, and do not remove medications from their treated effluent discharges into Cook Inlet.


  • Do not flush medicines down the toilet
  • Do not pour medicines down the drain
  • Help prevent exposure to Alaska’s waterways & environment
  • Proper disposal keeps medications away from children
  • Secure your medicines and dispose of unused medications properly
  • Call 211 or 1-800-478-2221, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday for more info.