People in Boone County have the chance to properly get rid of some expired and unwanted pills.
Several organizations are sponsoring a Drug Take Back event through Saturday.
Members of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency take possession of the medications for proper disposal.
Volunteers at Columbiaâ??s Truman Veteranâ??s Hospital said they have the event in the spring and fall.
VA Hospital Spokesman Stephen Gaither said, â??It keeps those drugs out of the hands of people who might abuse them. The other thing is that it keeps them out of the landfill so it makes a difference with our environment.â??
The Columbia and Jefferson City Police Departments have 24 hour drop boxes at their main headquarters every day of the year.