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West Hartford Will Participate in Program for Safe Drug Disposal

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National Take-Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, and will take place in the West Hartford Town Hall parking lot.


Submitted by the Town of West Hartford

On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, the West Hartford Police Department, the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District 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 in the Town Hall parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program is anonymous and free of charge. Enter via Raymond Road; volunteers will be on hand to take items from your vehicle.

National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source for illegal use and are an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e., tablets and capsules will be accepted.

NOT ACCEPTED: Intra-venous solutions, injectable medicines, and needles will not be accepted. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.

For more information, contact the West Hartford Police Department at 860-570-8845.

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