The Longmeadow Police Department, the Longmeadow Board of Health and the Town of Longmeadow Medical Reserve Corps will be jointly sponsoring a free drug take-back event on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. at the Longmeadow Police Garage ( adjacent to the Town Hall and Police Station.
Residents are invited to bring all unwanted prescriptive and non-prescriptive medications that are in pill form to the event for safe disposal. Unfortunately medications in liquid, cream or gel form are not eligible for take-back. Also, medical supplies and syringes cannot be accepted at this event; the town has an on-going program for disposal of syringes. Kindly call the Board of Health (565-4140) for further information regarding the on-going “sharps” disposal program.
Unwanted medications stored at home can be accessed by unwarranted individuals, especially teens. Medications that are left at home but are not currently being prescribed also increase the possibility of dosing error. Drug-take-backs afford an opportunity to dispose of medications in a safe, environmentally-friendly manner.
The United States Drug Enforcement Agency is providing funding for the collection containers and medical waste disposal. Volunteers from the Longmeadow Medical Reserve Corps, a group that assists the Town in public health emergency and health promotion activities, will be assisting with the drug collection.