HOLDEN, Mass. — You can turn in your unused prescription drugs to be disposed of safely — no questions asked — as the town of Holden once again participates in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Last October, more than 377,086 pounds of unwanted or expired medications were turned in for safe and proper disposal at 5,327 take-back sites across all U.S. states and territories.
As part of the town's partnership with the Central Massachusetts Regional Health Alliance, Holden also installed a new permanent kiosk at the entrance of the Public Safety Building last year to allow residents to dispose of their old medications at any time.
The permanent locations, as well as the Take-Back Day Events, provide you with an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Residents are encouraged to drop off any unused prescription and over-the-counter medications. Cross out or remove personal information on pill bottles. The name of the medication should be left. If the pills are not in bottles, medication should be placed in a sealed plastic bag. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Drug Take-Back Day will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Holden Public Safety Building, as well as at the following locations:
- Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence St.
- Leicester Recycling Center, 200 Mannville St.
- Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave.
- Millbury Police Department, 127 Elm St. (Kiosk)
A sharps container will also be on site.
The event is sponsored by the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance For more information, call the Worcester Division of Public Health at 508-799-8531.