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Oct 7, 2016 10:32 AM

Nashua police announce drug drop off for unused meds

NASHUA — The Nashua Police Department is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to conduct a "Prescription Drug Take Back Day" on Saturday October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The program is geared towards helping citizens of the community dispose of their unused or out of date prescription drugs in a legal manner. The event will take place at the DPW garage located on Stadium Drive. The garage itself is located behind the Conway arena and beside Stellos Stadium right off of Riverside Drive. Traffic cones will be set up to direct traffic around the building and into the garage.

The prescription drugs can be dropped off in the original containers and no questions asked.

If you have any questions concerning this program please contact Lt. Kevin Rourke at 594-3591 or go to the website

Here are a few guidelines the police department has set up for participants:

• Persons may not dispose of any dangerous, hazardous, or non-compliant items in a collection receptacle or a mail-back package. This includes medical sharps and needles (e.g., insulin syringes), and compressed cylinders or aerosols (e.g., asthma inhalers). PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY NEEDLES.

• Other non-compliant items that may not be placed into a collection receptacle or mail-back package include iodine-containing medications and mercury-containing thermometers.

• Accepting these materials places the collector at risk, and might cause a dangerous situation. You should continue to use any valid methods you currently utilize to dispose of those medications and medical implements.

• Carefully review the authorized collector’s instructions for what is and is not acceptable to place into the collection receptacle or mail-back package. If you have any questions, you should ask the Officer’s on site that day.

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