Vermont police departments collect unused prescription drugs


The drop off service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

Collection sites are open around Vermont on Saturday. The agency notes that it can not accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches. Among them include the Michigan State Police Brighton Post, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, and the Brighton, South Lyon, Wixom and Fenton Police Departments.

The Drug Enforcement Administration reports more than 6 million Americans misused prescription drugs in 2016, the majority of which came from home, and getting rid of unneeded medication is one of the best things someone can do to help fight the problem. Further, disposing of unused medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash can pose safety and health hazards.

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Across the 80 locations in Arizona, over 12,000 pounds of drugs were collected at the most recent event in April.

"These Take-Back Days continue to break records", he said, "with the latest [last spring] taking almost 1 million pounds of prescription drugs off of our streets".

A complete list of drop-off locations this Saturday and other information is available through the provided link.