National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative held islandwide

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File- Box of prescription drugs turned in on National Drug Take Back Day, Kahala Mall, Hawaii, April 24, 2021.

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The National Take Back Initiative allows residents to safely get rid of any medications on Oahu, Big Island, Kauai, and on Maui on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Expired, and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications are accepted. New or used needles and syringes are not accepted.

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  • Fire Station 18 Kailua, 211 Kuulei Road, Kailua HI – parking lot
  • Hawaii State Capitol, 415 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI – Beretania Street drive-thru
  • Kahala Mall – 4211 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI – parking lot near corner of Kilauea and Waialae Avenues
  • Pearl City Police Station – 1100 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City, HI – parking lot

Big Island

  • Ka Waena Lapa’au Medical Complex – 670 Ponahawai Street, Hilo, HI – upper parking lot corner of Ponahawai and Komohana Streets
  • Hawaii Police Department Kona Station – 74-0611 Hale Makai Place, Kailua-Kona, HI – inside lobby


  • Kauai Police Department – 3990 Kaana Street, Lihue, HI – parking lot


  • Maui Police Department — 55 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, HI – parking lot

This is a nationwide event that is made possible by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) along with the Department of the Attorney General, State Narcotics Enforcement Division (NED), and law enforcement agencies.

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For more information, visit or call 808-541-1930.

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