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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Safely dispose of unwanted and expired prescription drugs on Saturday, Sept. 29.

From the Tolland Public Safety Department:

Do you need a way to safely dispose of unused prescription medications?

Saturday, September 29, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. 

Over 60 towns in Connecticut will save sites open between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm where you can bring expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. 

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is an effort to provide an environmentally safe way to dispose of prescription medications and to keep those drugs from being used improperly. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 90 percent of addictions start in the teenage years and that prescription medications are the most commonly used drugs among 12 to 13 year olds. Two-thirds of teens who abuse pain relievers say they get them from their family members and friends.

Connecticut's effort is being led by the Governor's Prevention Partnership, the Departments of Consumer Protection and Emergency Services and Public Protection and the Attorney General. 

Listed below are some of the local drop-off points.
 
CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE 

ELLINGTON RESIDENT TROOPER'S 
33 ARBOUR WAY
ELLINGTON, CT 06029

SOMERS RESIDENT TROOPER'S OFFICE 
451 MAIN STREET
SOMERS, CT 06071

MANSFIELD RESIDENT TROOPER'S OFFICE 
TOWN HALL 
4 SOUTH EAGLEVILLE ROAD
STORRS MANSFIELD, CT 06268

CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE - STAFFORD
TOM DUNCAN 
2 MAIN STREET
STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT, 06076


VERNON POLICE DEPARTMENT 

VERNON PUBLIC WORKS GARAGE 
375 HARTFORD TURNPIKE
VERNON ROCKVILLE CT, 06066


For additional information visit http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/view.asp?Q=511404&A=2341 

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