I can honestly say this is something I don't ever really think about. I'd be willing to bet there is more than one bottle of expired medication sitting in the back of my medicine cabinet.

And that's not a good thing. Taking expired medication can have dire consequences. If you're like me, you might want to put this on your calendar.

Saturday, September 21, the Amarillo Area Medication Cleanout will be taking place. It's your chance to safely dispose of old medications. It will be held at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo from 10am until 2pm.

Medication Cleanouts exist to help prevent poisonings, abuse, and environmental contamination.

According to the Facebook event page you are encouraged to "Bring your unused meds and sharps for appropriate disposal. Keep meds in original containers. Households only-no business loads."

Document shredding will also be provided.

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