Drug Take Back Day is April 27

Posted on April 5, 2019 by admin


On Saturday, April 27, the Waterbury Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency and National Drug Take Back Day, is hosting a prescription drug drop-off at their 255 East Main St. location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event is part of a nationwide initiative to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by encouraging residents to empty their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.  According to the DEA, nationwide, more than 460 tons of unwanted medications were turned in for disposal last year.

If you have unused or unwanted medication pills or patches (unfortunately, collection sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps), please bring it to the station for free, easy and anonymous disposal. There will be NO questions asked.


Waterbury Police Department

255 East Main St., Waterbury, CT

Other local collection sites include:


Cheshire Police Department

500 Highland Ave., Cheshire, CT


Naugatuck Police Department

211 Spring St., Naugatuck CT


Watertown Police Department

195 French St., Watertown, CT


Wolcott Police Department

225 Nichols Rd., Wolcott, CT

For more information, or to find other drop-off locations, please visit the “National Prescription Take-Back Day” website at DEA.gov.