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Drug take-back day Saturday. Keep your family safe!

September 27, 2012

On Saturday September 29, Delaware will offer collection sites around the state to collect and dispose of your prescription as well as non-prescription drugs that you need to get rid of. Click here for a list of collection sites. All sites are open from 10:30 to 2:00.

Keep your children and your family safe! Get rid of those outdated or no-longer-needed medications. You don’t need that stuff hanging around your house waiting for something bad to happen with it.

You aren’t supposed to flush medications or send them to the landfill, because they are now turning up in our water in detectable amounts.

From the DHSS website:

Controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter medications will be collected. Liquid products and creams in its containers will be accepted. Sharps and syringes will not be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

This program is absolutely anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made by law enforcement personnel present. Participants will remove any personal information from bottles or packages that contain pills/capsules and liquids and place the bottles or packages into the disposal box.

The University of Delaware collection site WILL be accepting sharps (i.e., needles) at the UD Public Safety building, 413 Academy St.

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