The Town of North Haven and the Drug Enforcement Agency are teaming up, once again, to help prevent prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands.
Residents can dispose of unused and unwanted medications Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at North Haven Fire Headquarters, 11 Broadway. Medication should be left in their original containers, if possible. To ensure privacy, cross out the person’s name with a black marker. Vaping devices and cartridges will now be accepted.
DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day collections are held every April and October. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.
The DEA said the last Take Back Day, held Oct. 23, 2021, saw more than 744,000 pounds of medication disposed of at nearly 5,000 collection sites.
The North Haven Take Back is a drive-through collection. Visitors are to remain in their vehicles and hand medications through the window to staff.
A press release regarding the local Take Back states that the following items will not be accepted: syringes, needles or other sharps, inhalers, aerosol cans, mercury thermometers, iodine-containing medications and illegal drugs or substances (including marijuana).
For more information, contact Carla Picard in Community Services at 203-239-5321 ext. 504.
If unable to attend the April 30 Take Back, prescription drugs can be disposed of safely at home. Visit dea.gov for more information.