Keep Teens Safe: Turn In Unused Prescription Drugs

The Burlington Police Department now has a 24-hour collection bin for unused and expired prescription medications.

The following is a release from the Burlington Police Department and Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone's office:

Eliminating unused and unwanted medications from your home helps to keep your family and community safe. By properly disposing of your prescriptions, you are contributing to the safety and well-being of your community’s youth: the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications are on the rise, due in part because these drugs are easily accessible. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) more than 2.1 million teens ages 12 to 17 reported abusing prescription drugs.

Environmental safety is also important; by properly disposing of these toxic medicines we are working towards reducing our carbon footprint.

You are now able to drop these items at the where they will be disposed of according to safety and environmental standards.

Clean out your medicine cabinet today.


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