ID=5901997Knoxville PD, along with other city and county officials, are holding a prescription drug collection event Saturday.

You can drop off your unwanted medicine and it will be disposed of properly and the containers recycled.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fountain City Food City on North Broadway.

The goal of these collections is to keep drugs from getting into city waterways or into the hands of kids. Unwanted drugs should never be dumped down the drain or toilet.

When there isn't a collection event, you can bring your unwanted or expired meds to the Knoxville PD Safety Building on Howard Baker Junior Avenue.