Dunwoody police accepting e-cigarettes, vapes on drug takeback day

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Dunwoody residents can drop off unwanted prescription drugs, as well as electronic cigarettes and vaping devices, at the police headquarters this weekend.

This Saturday, Oct 26, the police department is participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the police department will accept expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication, according to a Facebook post.

The police department updated its posting to say it is also taking vapes and e-cigarettes, only after the batteries are removed from the devices.

There’s a long list of what you can’t bring to drug takeback day: Needles, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers, inhalers, medical equipment and hydrogen peroxide.

Officials believe safely getting rid of expired or unused medication is an important step to keeping residents and their families safe.

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