As part of the DrugEnforcement Administration’s fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, people will be able todispose of expired, unwanted or unusedprescription drugs on Saturday at numerous collectionsites around the Southland.

The program is designed to focusnational attention on the proper disposalof such items, said Natalie Jimenez of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

During the event, people can bringtheir unwanted pharmaceuticals to a participatingdrop-off site between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for proper disposal, Jimenez said. The service is free and anonymous.

For a list of participatingcollection sites, visit the website www.justice.gov/dea.
During the last nationwide event,which was held in October, people turned in more than 377,000 pounds ofprescription drugs at thousands of sites operatedby the DEA and state and local law enforcement authorities.

Jimenez also noted that the 24-hourSafe Drug Drop-Off Program is ongoing in Los Angeles County,and secured drop boxes are open seven days a week around the clock at 21 designated sheriff’s stations. Moreinformation is available atwww.CleanLA.com .