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Get Rid of Old Prescriptions Safely

Milton police will sponsor a Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28.

Get Rid of Old Prescriptions Safely

Is your medicine chest filled with prescriptions that you no longer need? Those might be a danger to family members, so the Milton Police Department will take part in the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, April 28.

"This is a great opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted or unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them," said Community Outreach Officer Ara Baronian. "The last thing you want is a young family member experimenting with the pills or to take a pill that could have gone bad."

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, April 28
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

In the last 13 months, participants nationwide turned in more than 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,327 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.    

The Walmart is located at 5200 Windward Parkway ( click here for directions). All forms of prescription drugs will be taken, no matter how old.

Need a different location? The DEA's website has a locator page for collection points.

For more information, email Community Outreach Officer Ara Baronian or call 678-242-2527. The DEA also maintains a Web page where you can find other drop sites and other information.

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