National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 24th , from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  This is a great opportunity to turn in your unwanted, unused, or expired medications and vape/e-cigarette devices with the batteries removed.  This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.  In addition to our standard location Morrisville PD will be set up outside Morrisville Kinney Drugs 10-2.  There will also be collections at Cambridge Kinney Drugs as well as their year-round drop box.

Lamoille Valley year-round locations are: Copley Hospital (in the hall by the Laboratory Check-in), Hardwick Police Department, Morristown Police Department, Stowe Police Department, Cambridge Kinney Drugs, and the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department in Hyde Park, all available during normal business hours.  These sites cannot accept liquids or sharps.

Healthy Lamoille Valley has a supply of prescription drug mail-back envelopes from the Vermont Department of Health.  These envelopes are free, prepaid and easy to use.  Simply seal your unused prescription drugs inside and drop off at any post office or other USPS pick-up location.  Contact Jessica Bickford, jessica@healthylamoillevalley.org if you would like to receive mail-back envelopes.

Safely storing or disposing of prescription drugs is important for the well-being of our community in order to prevent misuse and help protect the environment.  Misused prescription drugs are often obtained from the houses of family and friends, so keeping prescription drugs out of reach of children and youth is key.

Looking for more information on drug safety?  Visit www.healthvermont.gov/alcohol-drugs/services/prescription-drug-disposal and www.healthylamoillevalley.org.