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Posted on: October 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Drug & Sharps Take Back Day is October 29

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Safely dispose of prescription drugs and sharps at the Wellesley Police Department on Saturday, October 29.

The event is part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Expired and unused prescriptions will be collected in the Kingsbury Room at WPD between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

This day is intended to provide a convenient and responsible way to safely dispose of prescription drugs. It also helps raise awareness about the potential risks of medication misuse, especially among youths and young adults.  

If you or someone you know needs resources to help with substance use disorder, contact the Wellesley Health Department, the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline, or call 800-327-5050.

WPD will also collect and safely dispose of any sharps (needles) during this event. Residents should bring used sharps in sealed, plastic containers. 

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