The New Hartford Police Department will be participating in "National Drug Take Back Day."

This Saturday anyone with unwanted or unused prescription medication can bring them to the New Hartford Police station to be disposed of.

Because abuse of prescription drugs is becoming a problem, authorities have made it easier for people to get rid of them before they fall into the wrong hands.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Kellogg Road station.

Please note that intravenous solutions (IV bags), syringes, mercury, oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters and elicit drugs are NOT accepted.