8 New drug take-back kiosks opening around the Beehive State

Attorney General Sean Reyes and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox kicked off an event for the expansion of eight new drug disposal kiosks. Walgreens is placing the new kiosks around Utah. (Photo: Tiffany Justice / KUTV)

(KUTV) -- Attorney General Sean Reyes and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox kicked off an event for the expansion of eight new drug disposal kiosks. Walgreens is placing the new kiosks around Utah.

There has already been several placed including one at the Bountiful location right off 515 South and 500 West.

Each kiosk will be place inside right next to the pharmacy and are open for public use.

They do ask that certain items not be brought like needles, thermometers or hydrogen peroxide.

Since 2016, Walgreens has disposed of 270 tons of unwanted medication -- the equivalent weight of about 150 cars.

The pharmacy and convenient store franchise is working with AmerisourceBergen, Regence, Pfizer and Prime Therapeutics to expand its safe medication disposal program to 900 additional locations throughout the country, bringing the total number of Walgreens disposal kiosks to 1,500, a press release said.

If you want to learn more about what you can drop off go to http://utahtakeback.org/


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