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Plymouth Participates in National Drug Take Back Day Oct. 28
The Plymouth Public Safety Department is set to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, Oct. 28.
A drop box provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 in the lobby of the Plymouth Public Safety Building, 3400 Plymouth Blvd. Residents are encouraged to bring in their unused medications for proper disposal during this event.
An officer will be stationed in the lobby to monitor drop offs and answer questions from residents.
The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps – only pills or patches. Bring medications in original packaging. The service is free and no identification is required.
Why Proper Medicine Disposal is Important
Properly disposing of unused or unwanted medicine is vital to prevent abuse or poisoning, and protect the environment. Medicine flushed down the drain or disposed of in the trash can contaminate bodies of water, harm wildlife and end up in drinking water supplies.
In addition to serving as a community engagement opportunity for Plymouth Police, the event is part of a national effort to provide residents a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs and educating the public about the potential for medication abuse.
For more information about medicine disposal or links to resources regarding prescription drug abuse and addiction, visit plymouthmn.gov/medicine.