Somerset County residents can take unwanted prescription medication to six drop-off locations Saturday as part of a statewide Drug Take Back Day, according to a news release Friday from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

The event, sponsored by the Maine Sheriff’s Association and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The purpose is to ensure that medication is disposed of in a proper and environmentally friendly way, according to the release. In 2015, 1,023 pounds of unwanted medications and drugs were collected during two take-back days in Somerset County.

On Saturday, residents can drop off medication at the following locations in Somerset County:

• Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, 131 East Madison Road in Madison.

• Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Madison Division, Weston Avenue in Madison.

• Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Jackman Office, Heald Stream Road in Jackman.

• Maine State Police Troop C Barracks, West Front Street in Skowhegan.

• Fairfield Police Department, Water Street in Fairfield.

• Pittsfield Police Department, Somerset Avenue in Pittsfield.

Kennebec County locations, at the same hours, include police departments in Augusta, Fairfield, Hallowell, Gardiner, Winthrop, Monmouth, Oakland, Waterville and Winslow; and transfer stations in Belgrade, China, Litchfield and Readfield.

Somerset County residents who have unwanted medication but can’t to make it to a dropoff location can contact the closest police agency listed above and arrangements will be made to pick up the medication. In Kennebec County, residents who can’t travel can call the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office at 624-7076 and a deputy will pick up the drugs.