The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has declared today, Sept. 29 a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Several Police stations in MetroWest are participating in the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but not Framingham, according to the DEA web site.
This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to dispose of those medications easily and safely.
Citizens who participated in the DEA's most recent take-back event in April turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories, according to a press release from the DEA.
Framingham residents may drop off unwanted drugs at the following police stations in MetroWest: Natick, Wellesley, Marlborough, Holliston, Hopkinton, Wayland and Weston.