Plenty of places to bring unused meds on Saturday

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Staff Writer
Published: 4/22/2021 10:47:12 AM

Residents can dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs at numerous locations in Hampshire and Franklin counties on Saturday as part of the 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the following Hampshire County locations will participate:

■Smith Vocational High School in Northampton.

■Wildwood Elementary School in Amherst.

■Park Street on the Common in Belchertown.

■The Williamsburg Pharmacy in Williamsburg.

■The Worthington Transfer Station in Worthington.

■The Easthampton, Goshen, Hadley, Pelham, Southampton, and South Hadley police departments.

In Franklin County, the Deerfield, Greenfield, Leverett, Montague and Sunderland police departments are designated drop-off areas.

Permanent drop-off boxes are also available at the police stations in Amherst, Ashfield, Athol, Belchertown, Bernardston, Buckland, Cummington, Deerfield, Easthampton, Erving, Goshen, Granby, Greenfield, Hadley, Hatfield, Leverett, Montague, Northampton, Orange, South Hadley, Southampton, Sunderland, Ware, Whately and Williamsburg.

All disposal services are free.

Prescription, non-prescription and veterinary drugs, as well as vitamins, are all accepted, although liquids, syringes, IV equipment and chemotherapy drugs are ineligible. Accepted medications can be returned in original contains with labels.

The day is coordinated by the Northwestern district attorney’s office, Hampshire Hope, Triad and the Opioid Task Force.




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