How to Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs on Take Back Day Saturday

Several police departments across the state of Connecticut will take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday to give residents the opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs and other medications. 

The one-day collection event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find a location on the DEA’s Take Back Day website. 

Unused or expired prescription medications pose a possible public safety issue that could lead to accidental poisoning, overdose or drug abuse. 

The state Department of Environmental Protection offers tips on how to discard unwanted medications and recommends finding out if your local police department has a locked drug drop box or if your pharmacy has a low-cost disposal envelope to send away. 

If you must throw medication away, the Department of Environmental Protection has recommendations posted online. 


Contact Us