For the third year in a row, Nassau County will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in its fifth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced.
“This is a great opportunity for residents to safely shed their unwanted medications, including any unused or expired prescription drugs,” said County Executive Mangano. “Studies indicate that 70% of adolescents who went on to abuse prescription drugs obtained them originally from their family or a neighbor’s medicine cabinet.”
Unwanted prescription drugs can be brought on September 29th, and every day, to any of Nassau County’s police precincts listed below or policing centers. Unwanted drugs will also be collected at the Sept. 29th event, at city and village police departments and area hospitals.
At the DEA’s last take-back event on April 28th, citizens nationwide 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 the DEA.
There have been four Take-Back Days to date that have removed over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation thanks to the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners.
SOME COLLECTION SITES THROUGHOUT NASSAU COUNTY ARE:
For more details, go to: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/