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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., thousands of pounds of prescription drugs will be disposed of safely across Cape Cod during the 10th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day thanks to the dedication and hard work of our town’s Police Departments.

We know unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused, and abused. And with recent water quality studies on Cape Cod finding medications at detectable levels, the Rx Take-Back Day helps divert unwanted medications from being flushed down the toilet where they contaminate our ground and drinking water. September 26th provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications and the importance of protecting the Cape’s natural environment. So drop off your unwanted or unused medications at any Cape Cod Police Department on Saturday, September 26th. No paperwork to fill out, no questions asked.  View flyer

This event is proudly sponsored by your local Police Department, Gosnold on Cape Cod, Cape Cod Healthcare, and the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council.