Do you flush old medicines down the toilet as a means of discarding them in such a way that they cannot be retrieved? Well, it turns out that flushing medicine is bad for ecosystems, but law enforcement is offering a better way for it to be discarded.

According to Tuscaloosa Police, Saturday, September 26, the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force (composed of agents from the Tuscaloosa Police Department, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Northport Police Department, and the University of Alabama Police Department) and the DEA will hold a National Take-Back Initiative. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. unused or expired medication may be dropped off at Rite Aid (2300 McFarland Blvd; Northport, AL), Walgreens (4440 University Blvd East; Tuscaloosa, AL) or KMart (635 Skyland Blvd; Tuscaloosa, AL) with no questions asked.

In previous Take-Back events nationwide from 2010 to 2014, 4,823,251 pounds of drugs were collected.