The Ridgefield Police Department, in partnership with the Ridgefield Prevention Council, is holding a prescription drug take-back initiative to promote the proper disposal of medications. Police say prescription drugs that languish in medicine cabinets create a public health and safety concern because they are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.
From 10am until 2pm, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications will be collected at Bissell Pharmacy on Governor Street. The free, drive up service is completely anonymous.
All medications that are collected are brought to an incineration facility for destruction by Ridgefield Police Officers. There is a prescription drug take-back box located in the front lobby of Police Headquarters available 24 hours a day/365 days of the year.
The Northwest Corner Prevention Network in partnership with the Kent Resident State Trooper will host Prescription Drug Take-Back today from 10am to 2pm at Kent Town Hall. Prevention Network representatives will hand out free lock-bags designed to safeguard prescription medications in homes, as well as literature and other promotional materials.
The event, held nationally twice yearly, provides families and community members with a free, safe and confidential way to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs and medications.