(WANE) — With Oct. 29 being National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Meijer Pharmacies and Kroger Health invited customers to dispose of unused and expired medication.
Kroger and Meijer’s events to raise awareness for unused and expired medications each started at 10:00 a.m. conclude at 2:00 p.m.
Meijer also has kiosks at all 258 pharmacy locations where customers can drop off their unwanted medications during normal pharmacy hours.
During Meijer’s spring event, the retailer collected over 30 tons of wanted prescription medication, and Meijer collected over 30 tons in 2021.
Kroger partnered with Cardinal Health to host their event at more than 150 pharmacy locations across the country.
“Kroger Health is beyond excited to once again collaborate with Cardinal Health to provide anonymous, safe and convenient locations to safely dispose of any unused or expired prescription drugs,” said Stacy Doyle, Kroger Central Division Health Leader.
During the Kroger events, associates will distribute free reusable totes with DisposeRx at-home medication disposal packets, mental health resources and Generation Rx materials.
A Meijer release said after customers drop off their medications, pharmacists document, transport and dispose of the medications.
Items not accepted in the Meijer kiosks include needles, inhalers, mercury thermometers, illicit drugs and medication that contains iodine.