On Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Milford Police Department and the Milford Prevention Council in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be collecting unused/unwanted prescription drugs from the public as part of a nationwide initiative to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
The drop-off location for this one-day event will be the Milford Senior Center parking lot located at 9 Jepson Drive in Milford. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.
Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. Visit the DEA website at dea.gov and click on “National Prescription Take-Back Day” for more information regarding future drug take back day events.
Milford Police Department also wants to remind the public they can drop off their unwanted/unused prescription medication 24/7 in the lobby of Police Headquarters, 430 Boston Post Rd., Milford. The service is available 24 hours. Needles are not accepted. Help us keep this box available for people that want to properly dispose of prescription medication to keep their families safe. Please do not use this box to discard of other medical-related items.