Prescription Drug Take Back Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Washington County Sheriff, W. Samuel Hill, has coordinated collection sites for safe, anonymous disposal of prescription drugs:
- Washington County Sheriff’s, 10 Elm St., Montpelier.
- Montpelier Police.
- Barre City Police, 15 Fourth St.
- Northfield Police, 110 Wall St.
- Kinney Drugs, 800 US Route 302 in Berlin.
- Kinney Drugs, 80 South Main St. in Waterbury.
- The Medicine Shoppe, now at 20 Main St. in Barre (until 1 p.m.).
- And at permanent sites: Central Vermont Medical Center main lobby and Kinney Drugs in Waitsfield.
In 2017, 10 percent of Vermont high school students reported taking a prescription pain reliever or a stimulant that was not prescribed to them.
The Vermont Department of Health’s “Do Your Part” campaign asks Vermonters to follow these easy steps:
LOCK: Store meds in a locked box or medicine cabinet.
DROP: Drop off unused or expired medications in the drop box at your local police station or pharmacy or on Take Back Day.
MAIL: Use the pre-paid envelopes to mail back medications. Envelopes may be found at your library, senior center, CVMC or through a request on the Vermont Department of Health website www.healthvermont.gov/alcohol-drugs/services/prescription-drug-disposal or call (802) 651-1567.
Thank you for doing your part to promote public health and substance use prevention.
Central Vermont New Directions Coalition director