BERLIN - Berlin Police in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, is conducting a “Drug Take Back” initiative to remove expired and unused prescription drugs from homes.
The event will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents are encouraged to drop off unwanted drugs at a collection point located in the upper parking lot of Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road.
There is no cost involved with the service, it’s anonymous, and no questions will be asked. Berlin residents can travel up the Town Hall complex driveway and drop their drugs into a curbside box without getting out of their vehicle.
Last year, efforts in October led to the collection of over 250 pounds of expired and unused prescription drugs.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. An officer will be stationed on-site to answer any questions.
This national initiative will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. Unused medicine that is flushed down the drain can result in contamination of ground and surface water.
For more information call Sgt. John McCormack at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-828-7191.
Berlin Police Department