Nashua River Watershed Association would like to encourage everyone to participate in the next Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Residents can drop off any unused prescription and over-the-counter medications (including pet meds) at designated locations for free; the service is anonymous, no questions asked. Most watershed communities are participating; contact your local police department for more information and the collection site nearest you.
Last fall on DEA's Drug Take-Back Day, 20 watershed communities collected and properly disposed of more than 1,500 pounds in unused medications. NRWA is partnering with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Worcester Division of Public Health, Fallon Community Health Plan, the Montachusett Public Health Network and others on this initiative.
For more information about NRWA's "Pharmaceuticals: Taking action to protect the Commonwealth's waters" project, please contact Martha Morgan, NRWA water programs director, at 978-448-0299, or email MarthaM@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.