This Saturday April 28th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications. There are opportunities to dispose of your unwanted medications in East Hampton, East Haddam and Colchester.
10am – 2pm
East Hampton Town Hall
20 East High Street, East Hampton
10am – 2pm
East Haddam Police Department
1 Plains Road, Moodus
Drug Collection Box
Colchester Resident Trooper’s Office
127 Norwich Avenue, Colchester
Help prevent over-the-counter (cough medicine, pain relievers, etc.) and prescription drug abuse by dropping off any unwanted, expired, or unused medicines, vitamins, or nutritional supplements. All medications must be in original containers, with all names crossed out.
**The service is free and anonymous, no questions will be asked**
No needles or sharps will be accepted.
Examples of sharps include:
Needles – hollow needles used to inject drugs (medication) under the skin
Syringes – devices used to inject medication into or withdraw fluid from the body Lancets, also called “fingerstick” devices – instruments with a short, two-edged blade used to get drops of blood for testing. Lancets are commonly used in the treatment of diabetes.
Auto Injectors, including epinephrine and insulin pens – syringes pre-filled with fluid medication designed to be self-injected into the body
Infusion sets – tubing systems with a needle used to deliver drugs to the body.
Connection needles/sets – needles that connect to a tube used to transfer fluids in and out of the body. This is generally used for patients on home hemodialysis.
Please take the time to share this information widely.