CANCELLED: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10AM to 2PM at the Police Station at 46 Lothrop Street.
DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, this event has been cancelled.
Bring your prescription medications for disposal to the Easton Police Station. Over-the-counter and pet medications will also be accepted. You can drive right into the parking lot and pass the meds directly to the volunteers. Sharps (needles, syringes) WILL be accepted but must be contained in a hard plastic container. Thermometers, IV bags, medical devices, and personal care products will NOT be accepted. BAMSI will be providing education and Narcan demonstrations at this event.
The Board of Health was awarded a grant which was used to help purchase a drug kiosk for the disposal of unwanted medications. This kiosk is located for the convenience of Easton residents in the Police lobby at 46 Lothrop St.
The Grant was through the 2012 Local Public Health Mini-Grant Program – sponsored by the Massachusetts DPH in association with the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards. Previously the police department only accepted unwanted medications once a year during the town’s annual hazardous waste day. Now the public can drop off unwanted medications at their convenience. Storing unwanted or expired medications in a home can be dangerous, the kiosk allows for an environmentally safe way to dispose of these items.
Drop off of unwanted medications, including inhalers, can be done 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
TOWN OF EASTON RESIDENTIAL SHARPS PROGRAM
Pharmaceutical Takeback SHARPS Container Programs
Syringe and Needle Disposal Sites in Massachusetts (as of August 2017)
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