National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 30th, from 10:00am – 2:00pm. This is a great opportunity to turn in your unwanted, unused, or expired medications. You can also bring in your vape pens and other e-cigarette devices (sites will only accept devices with the batteries removed).
Lamoille Valley locations are Copley Hospital (in the hall by the Laboratory Check-in), Hardwick Police Department, Morristown Police Department, Stowe Police Department, Kinney Drugs in Morrisville and Cambridge, and the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department in Hyde Park. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. These sites are accepting pills only and cannot accept liquids or sharps.
If you’re not able to make it to one of these sites on April 30th, not to worry, Copley Hospital, Hardwick Police Department, Morristown Police Department, Stowe Police Department, Cambridge Kinney Drugs, and the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department all have year-round self-service drop-boxes, available during normal business hours.
The Vermont Department of Health is providing free, prepaid prescription drug mail-back envelopes. Request your envelopes online and hen simply seal your unused prescription drugs inside and drop off at any post office or other USPS pick-up location.
Misusing prescription drugs carries a range of short- and long-term health consequences for a developing brain and body. Keeping prescription drugs out of reach of children and youth is a key factor in keeping them safe. Proper disposal of prescription drugs protects the environment and pets too.
Looking for more information on prescription drug safety? Visit www.healthvermont.gov/alcohol-drugs/services/prescription-drug-disposal.