The UCF Police Department and UCF Student Health Services are partnering to collect expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

Medications will be collected Monday, April 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium.

The Drug Take Back Event is part of an anonymous, no-questions-asked national effort to curb drug abuse and safely dispose of unneeded medicine.

No needles will be accepted, but all over-the-counter and prescription drugs are welcome, including inhalers, liquids and ointments. Pet medication will also be accepted.

All collected items will be incinerated, which is the safest way to destroy expired or unneeded medications, keeping them out of the hands of abusers and protecting our waterways and landfills.