National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – October 22, 2016

prescriptionIf you have ever wondered where and how to properly dispose of your old medications, this is your opportunity to do so.

The Mount Prospect Police Department will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This will provide a venue for those needing to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications – including controlled substances.

“Many Americans simply do not know how to properly dispose of their unused or expired medicine, often flushing it down the toilet or throwing it away. These methods can pose both safety and environmental hazards. The proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.”

For more information see the link below to the Village of Mount Prospect Website as well as the DEA site about this national initiative:

http://www.mountprospect.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=3049

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/