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Dispose of Unwanted Drugs Safely in West Hartford

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National Drug Take Back Day will take place in West Hartford on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Charter Oak International Academy. 


On Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District, the West Hartford Police Department, and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration will coordinate a collaborative effort to remove unwanted and unused pharmaceutical-controlled substances and other medicine during National Take Back Day.

Collection activities will take place at a new location, Charter Oak International Academy parking lot, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Enter the parking lot via Flatbush Avenue. (The school address is 425 Oakwood Ave.)

The program is anonymous and free of charge. Volunteers will be on hand to take items from your vehicle.

ACCEPTED: Prescription and over-the-counter dosage medications, i.e. tablets, capsules and liquids will be accepted.

NOT ACCEPTED: Intra-venous solutions, injectable medicines, Epi-pens and needles will not be accepted.

National Take Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medication for destruction in an environmentally safe manner. These drugs can contaminate our waterways when flushed away and are a potential risk to public health and safety when used illegally.

For more information, contact the Health District at 860-561-7900 or the West Hartford Police Department at 860-570-8821.

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