National Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, October 22nd
National Drug Take-Back Day is approaching quickly. The Winooski Police Department will be collecting unused or expired medications for safe disposal on Saturday, October 22. The Winooski Police Department has a 24-7 prescription drop-box in the front entryway for immediate or future disposal. Keep your eyes out for other permanent, year-round drop-off locations in the future.
Also, this month is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month! Why do we focus on safe disposal? Prescription drugs can be accidentally ingested by young children and misused or abused by someone for whom the medication was not prescribed. National Drug Take-Back Day raises awareness about the dangers of unlocked, unused medications in the home, and aims to reduce the abuse of prescriptions across the country.