The Ames Police Department offers a Drug Drop Box where people can take their expired, unused, or unneeded prescription drugs, no questions asked, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
All medications are accepted, except sharps/needles, liquids, and chemotherapy/radiation medications. The drop box is located in the Ames Police Department lobby, the entrance is on 6th Street between the lamp posts:
Why is it Important to Dispose of Medications Properly?
Expired and unused medications can be dangerous to have around.
The Drug Enforcement Administration states, "Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet," the agency added. "In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines -- flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash -- both pose potential safety and health hazards."
So what are you waiting for? Get rid of potentially dangerous medications in your home!