The , in conjunction with the have purchased a prescription drug repository, which should be open to all residents by Monday.
“I get quite a few calls from seniors, asking how they should get rid of their unused prescription drugs,” Police Chief Murray Pendleton said. “And we have had a few events in the past where we did that, and they were very busy. Now, they have a place to bring them all the time.”
Doctors tell patients not to throw away their unused drugs or flush them down the drain, Youth Services Director Dani Gorman said. So many people, especially seniors, hold on to old prescription drugs for years, she said.
“We would hold events where we would take back drugs, and got over 1,000 prescriptions,” Gorman said. “There were people returning prescriptions that were still in glass tubes, the way pharmacists used to package them years ago.”
The repository is in the front lobby of the , which is always open. People can drop off prescription drugs at any time, with no questions asked, Pendleton said.
People can turn in:
- prescription patches
- prescription medications
- prescription ointments
- over-the-counter medications
People cannot turn in:
- hydrogen peroxide
- medication from businesses or clients
- aerosol cans