When my mother passed away in 2015, we had try to find a safe way to dispose of hundreds of prescription medication pills. In the wrong hands and mouths, these pills were deadly, and you can't just throw them in the garbage can and walk away. We found through some reading that the suggested disposal method was to dissolve the medication in water in heavy duty plastic bags, so that's what we did. Properly disposing of prescription meds is essential, it helps to prevent accidental overdoses and drug addiction, and a nationwide event is happening this Saturday, April 24, 2021. It's called The US DEA National Prescription Take Back Day. There are thousands of police departments across the United States hosting this one day event, and there are plenty of Western Connecticut police stations doing this collection on Saturday.

It's important to point out that this event is free, anonymous, and no questions will be asked. If you happen to have some old, unused, or expired meds, you can safely dispose of them this Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10AM to 2PM (Some locations may open earlier, or stay open later, check with each PD) at these local Police Departments:

  • BROOKFIELD
  • DANBURY
  • MONROE
  • NAUGATUCK
  • NEWTOWN
  • RIDGEFIELD
  • ROXBURY
  • WATERBURY
  • WATERTOWN
  • WOLCOTT

Please take the time to check the expiration dates on your old medications, and also take the time to properly dispose of them this Saturday. For a complete list of collection sites, and more information about the US DEA National Prescription Take Back Day, click HERE

 

 

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