Drug take-back events set for Saturday in Riverhead, Southampton

Local residents are getting another chance to safely dispose of their unused, unwanted or expired medications.

Medication can be dropped off Saturday at in the lobby of Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Flanders Community Center — located at 655 Flanders Rd. in Flanders — from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Organizers said the event aims to reduce and prevent drug and alcohol abuse. In addition, disposing of unwanted medicine can prevent the drugs from being accidentally or intentionally misused.

Safely disposing of drugs also keeps medication from flowing into local waterways.

Liquid medications and syringes won’t be accepted.

For more information, call 631-702-2425.