Medication Take Back Program
Do you have unwanted medicine in your home? Are you interested in helping to protect your family, community and the environment by properly disposing of them?
The Canton Police Department is pleased to announce their new pilot program, Medication Take Back – the free collection and disposal of unwanted medication. This is an important new program that will help to protect your health, your children’s and grandchildren’s health, our community and the environment as a whole.
On Saturday, November 7th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, the Canton Police Department is offering a free medicine disposal opportunity. The collection will take place at the Canton High School during the 22nd Annual Town Health Fair. This is a free event for environmentally safe disposal of all medications.
WHAT TO BRING TO COLLECTION SITE:
Ø Expired or unwanted prescriptions and medicine (non-narcotics & narcotics)
Ø Vitamins and herbals
Ø Veterinary medications
Ø Over the counter medicines
Do NOT bring thermometers, needles/sharps, or medical waste of any type including Bio-hazardous materials. THESE MATERIALS CAN NOT BE COLLECTED.
WHAT TO DO: This is an opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinets. Please leave the medication in its original container. Please use a black marker to cross off just your name from the container. Be sure to leave the name of the medication visible.
No personal information will be requested of you at the time of the collection.
Help by spreading the word to your friends and family.
For more information, contact Lt. Patty Sherrill at (781) 828-1214 x102.