Arvada Residents Opportunity For Turning In Expired Prescriptions

Dated: 03/20/2017

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Northey Drug Take Back Scheduled for April 8, 2017

Jill McGranahan from Arvada Police Department · 2 Mar

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Northey Foundation Drug Take Back Scheduled for April 8 

Arvada, Colorado February 6, 2017 – The Northey Foundation is again partnering with the Arvada Police Department to offer metro area residents a Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Arvada Police Headquarters, located at 8101 Ralston Road. 
This is a free event, however, donations are accepted and will benefit the Northey Foundation which provides scholarships to college-bound Arvada high school students, and helps families of officers killed or injured in the line of duty. Because of the generous underwriting of the Arvada Vitality Alliance, State Farm Agent Doris Stipech, Custom Environmental Services, Inc. and Sooper Credit Union, all donations will directly benefit the Foundation. 
When over-the-counter or prescription medications are expired or no longer needed, they should be removed from the home. They pose a risk if obtained by young children and can potentially be dangerous if used. Many people believe that the best way to dispose of unused or expired medications is to flush them down the toilet. However, this pollutes our waterways and adversely affects wildlife and plant life along our streams and rivers. 
The Drug Take Back program gives residents a safe way to dispose of these types of medications. Simply gather up your unused, unwanted and expired medications and bring them to the Arvada Police Headquarters parking lot, where you can drive up, hand off and drive away. 
Some of the items that can be collected include prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, pet medications or lotions. Below is a list of items that can and cannot be accepted: 
Permitted: 
•Prescription Medications 
•Over-the-Counter Medications 
•Medication Samples 
•Pet Medications 
•Vitamins 
•Liquid Medication in Glass or Leak-proof Containers 
•Medicated Ointments and Lotions 
•Inhalers 
Exclusions: 
•Bloody or Infectious Waste 
•Hydrogen Peroxide 
•Aerosol Cans 
•Thermometers 
•IV Bags 
•Illicit drugs 
•Chemotherapy & other radioactive substances 
•Oxygen Containers 
•Needles or Other Sharps 
•Medical Equipment 
W. Michael Northey was a police officer for the City of Arvada who was tragically killed after being struck by a car while making an arrest on August 11, 1979. Northey was very active with the youth of the community and the Northey Foundation was created to award scholarships to those pursuing a higher education degree, and for Officers and/or their families in times of need. The W. Michael Northey Foundation is a 501(C)(3) (IRS#31-1771579) not for profit organization.

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