Law enforcement agencies from throughout the state will be taking part in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.
There will be collection sites set up throughout the state, including at the Airport Mall in Bangor where local officials are kicking things off a little early.
Bangor Police and the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department will be collecting unwanted medications to keep them off the streets and out of the environment.
They'll also be collecting documents you don't want to wind up in the wrong hands.
Officer Daniel Gastia of Bangor's police department said, “We actually have a truck where people can bring their own documents. There's a shredder right there so we can get rid of them and they're not hanging around the house”.
During a similar collection in April, authorities around the nation collected more than 900-thousand pounds of unwanted medications.
That includes 14 tons of pills and other medications from right here in Maine.
It will all get underway Friday at the airport mall and will go from 7:00 a.m until 5:00 p.m.
It will continue on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. Until 2:00 p.m.
The following link will show you additional collection sites around the state.