Drug Take-Back Day: Georgetown police accepting unused, expired medications

GEORGETOWN – Georgetown police continue to participate in the Drug Take-Back Initiative by providing a location for Delawareans to discard their unused and expired medications.

The upcoming “Drug Take-Back Day” Saturday, Oct. 28 brings with it a heightened awareness to the importance of properly discarding unused medications.

Discarding your unused medications is an important contribution to combating addiction not only in our community, but across the State of Delaware.

“Drug Take-Back Day is an important day to drop off medications, but we want people to be aware that they can safely dispose of unused and expired medications all year round,” said Division of Public Health (DPH) Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “The permanent locations are an important tool in our fight against addiction, along with providing access to the drug overdose-reversing medication naloxone and getting those struggling with addiction into treatment.”

Anyone wanting to drop off unused medications can bring them to Georgetown Police Department Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Drugs for disposal must be in a container such as a pill bottle, box, blister pack, or zipped plastic bag, with personal information removed, said Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin.

Liquid medications must be in their original containers. Needles, aerosols, biohazard materials, medical equipment, and batteries will not be accepted.

For further information on addiction recognition, prevention and treatment, visit www.helpisherede.com.

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