Mexico Public Safety is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.

Residents who would like to dispose of any expired prescription drugs or prescription drugs they are no longer using, this would be the time to do so.

Mexico Public Safety Cpl. Matt Waller will be in front of the fire station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday collecting the prescription drugs.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs.

The program is free of charge and private. Mexico Public Safety Chief Susan Rockett, said labels do not have to be taken off the prescription bottles. "Once they are dropped into the box, they are never seen again," she said. If people bring the drugs in a sack, that sack will be dropped into the box.

The drugs will be picked up by the DEA for permanent disposal. "The box(s) will be sealed and picked up by the DEA on Monday to be incinerated," Rockett stated.

DEA began hosting National Prescription Drug Take-Back events in 2010. There have been 13 previous events. MPSD has been participant for several years.