Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 29

HARDWICK – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to turn in unwanted, unused, or expired medications. Also, vaping devices with the batteries removed, and cartridges may be dropped off. Find participating Take Back Day sites in Vermont at dea.gov/takebackday. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For those not able to make it to one of these sites on October 29, 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.

The Vermont Department of Health is providing free, prepaid prescription drug mail-back envelopes. Request envelopes online, seal unused prescription drugs inside and drop off at any post office or other USPS pick-up location.