National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Nashua River Watershed Association would like to encourage everyone to participate in the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 27th. 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, and many now have permanent medication drop boxes. Contact your local police department for more information including the location and collection times for the site nearest you.
This NRWA project, funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET), is focused on outreach to the public about the disposal of unused medications so that they are not put into landfills or flushed down drains, which can lead to groundwater and surface water contamination. 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.