Residents participating in Drug Take back on April 29th have the opportunity to learn more about permanent collection such as locations of drop boxes, hours of operation, and what medication types are accepted.
The Take Back Day and Permanent Collection services are free.
Last October, the public turned in 731,269 pounds-almost 366 tons-of medication to the DEA and more than 4,000 of its community partners at nearly 5,200 collection sites nationwide. Officers say they'll take any prescription drugs at the police department from ten in the morning through two that afternoon.
Organizers will also provide informational handbooks to help educate the community on safe handling of prescription medications and proper disposal methods. Unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused and abused. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.
Following this Drug Take Back Day event the Milford Police Department in collaboration with the Milford Prevention Council is happy to announce the installation of a Drug Take Back Box which will be located in the lobby of Milford Police Headquarters, 430 Boston Post Road.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs, or about the April 29 Drug Take Back Day, visit the DEA Office of Diversion Control site.
Since inception of the Take Back Days, towns across Windsor County and the State have worked diligently to expand access to permanent drug collection units.