Monthly Archives: October 2013

Safe Disposal of Medications

Keeping Medications Out of Our Water

Flushing medications down the water pipes is not a safe practice for disposal. These medications end up in the water stream and then into us. For 2010, the CDC reports that 2.6 BILLION drugs were provided to patients. Ensuring the safe disposal is important to our health and the health of the environment.

Old or unused prescription drugs (NO LIQUIDS!) may be dropped off for free at the local Police Department and other collection sites with no questions asked.

The Belmont Auxiliary Police and the DEA will be hosting a prescription drug Take-Back Initiative to prevent the abuse and theft of old, unused and expired prescription drugs on:

Saturday, April 26th from 10 AM to 2 PM
DPW yard – collection point for this day only
37C St.

On this day, residents will not even have to leave their car to drop off, and of course, no questions asked – this is safe and prompt return of medications. Previous collections have occurred on 10/26/2013.

Learn more about the Rx Drug TakeBack Initiative.
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Belmont Police Department has a permanent Rx drug collection kiosk located in the lobby of the police station that is accessible 24/7.