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Rx Take-Back Day Planned

Westporters with old prescription drugs in their medicine cabinets can dispose of them safely under a program announced Thursday by Police Capt. Sam Arciola. Saturday, Sept. 25, will be Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and residents can drop off expired and unused meds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. The nationwide program is being offered by local police department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

"Not everyone knows how to properly dispose of unwanted or expired medications," Arciola said. "People sometimes throw them in the trash or flush them down the toilet, which introduces these medications to our environment. This provides a safe way to dispose of these items."

All you have to do is drive to the back of town hall and drop the prescriptions into the container. The program is anonymous and no questions will be asked.

Only prescription and over-the-counter medications are accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables and needles will not be accepted. Illegal drugs, such as marijuana or methamphetamine, are also not part of the initiative.

All medications turned in will be properly disposed of by the DEA.

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