- Associated Press - Saturday, August 29, 2015

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Those in Cedar Falls looking to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs no longer have to wait for scheduled collection events.

The Cedar Falls Police Department says it is now taking back unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residents can drop their unwanted medication in a secure box in the police department lobby.

The former post office mailbox has been painted white and blue and is covered in the department’s insignia.

The effort is intended to keep prescription drugs out of the hands of people who could misuse or abuse them, and out of the trash and groundwater.

Police say no needles should be deposited in the drop box.

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