October 23 is Prescription Drug Take-back Day

NORTHEAST KINGDOM – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to turn in unwanted, unused, or expired medications and the service is free and anonymous. Lamoille Valley locations include Copley Hospital (in the hall by the laboratory check-in), Hardwick Police Department, Morristown Police Department, Stowe Police Department, Kinney Drugs in Morrisville and Cambridge, and the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department in Hyde Park. These sites are accepting pills only and cannot accept liquids or sharps.

For those unable to make it to one of these sites on the take-back date, Copley Hospital, Hardwick Police Department, Morristown Police Department, Stowe Police Department, Cambridge Kinney Drugs, and the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department all have year-round self-service drop-boxes, available during normal business hours.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 to receive mail-back envelopes.