The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Local Midcoast drop-off locations on October 24 include: Rockland, Camden, Belfast, Searsport, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Bath, Brunswick, and Waldoboro police departments; Lowe’s Home Center in Thomaston (run by Thomaston PD); Union and Warren fire departments (run by Knox County Sheriff’s Office); Waldo County Sheriff’s Office; Lincoln Health Miles campus, Sheepscott Valley Health Center, and Boothbay Harbor Fire/EMS (run by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office); Miles Memorial Hospital (Damariscotta PD).
“This is an opportunity to clean out medicine cabinets and dispose of unwanted, unused and expired medications, preventing drug addiction before it starts,” said DEA, in a news release.
Collection sites will adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations in order to maintain the safety of all participants and local law enforcement.
For more information on DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and to find a collection site near you, visit www.deatakeback.com.
Alternative Disposal Methods: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, collection sites may be limited. Can’t find a collection site near you? Learn more about other ways to dispose of and keep medications safe.