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Tenino Police will collect unwanted medications Saturday

The Chronicle, Centralia

Don Zink of Mud Bay drops off several bottles of old medications during the Thurston County Sheriff's turn-in of unwanted prescription drugs at the McLane Fire Station in west Olympia in 2013. Tenino Police will conduct a similar turn-in on Saturday.
Don Zink of Mud Bay drops off several bottles of old medications during the Thurston County Sheriff's turn-in of unwanted prescription drugs at the McLane Fire Station in west Olympia in 2013. Tenino Police will conduct a similar turn-in on Saturday. Olympian file photo

The Tenino Police Department will host a free Medicine Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Citizens are encouraged to bring unwanted or expired medications, particularly prescription medications, to the police department at 358 McClellan St. in Tenino for free and safe disposal. Medications also can be dropped into a secure receptacle inside the Tenino Police Department lobby from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays.

The Washington State Health Care Authority promotes safe disposal of medications to protect children, communities and water supply. For more information, call 360-545-2807 or email wimsetk@co.thurston.wa.us.

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