drug take back poster Collections Planned Saturday for Old Prescription DrugsPolice agencies around the nation have signed up for the Drug Administration’s prescription drug “Take Back” campaign on Saturday.  Police and other agencies will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for save disposal.

The DEA says the disposal effort is designed to help prevent both abuse of prescription drugs,  and to eliminate the safety threat from drugs which are flushed down the toilet or thrown out with the trash.

Residents can drop off off old prescription drugs anonymously,  for free,  no questions asked, at more than 3,400 sites around the country.

Some of the Connecticut locations where the drop-off will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. are:

Ansonia Rescue Medical Services, 22 West Main Street
Berlin Town Hall Complex,  240 Kensington Road
Bethel Police Department, 49 Plumtrees Road
Branford Police Department,  33 Laurel Street
Bridgeport Harborview Towers Apartments, 376 East Washington Avenue

Brookfield Pharmacy, 31 Old Route 7
Cromwell Town Hall, 41 West Street
Dambury Police Department, 375 Main Street
East Haddam Grange Hall, 488 Town Street
Enfield Police Department, 293 Elm Street

Essex, Route 154 Commuter Lot,  11 Saybrook Road
Fairfield Veterans Park, 865 Reef Road
Farmington, UConn Health Center, Medical Arts and Research Building
Glastonbury RiverFront Community Center,  300 Welles Street
Greenwich Police Department, 11 Bruce Place
Groton Police Department, 295 Meridian Street

Guilford Nathanael Green Community Center, 32 Church Street
Hartford State Capitol Building
Middlebury Transfer Station, 1 Service Road
Monroe Senior Center, 235 Cutlers Farm Road
New Canaan Wastewater Treatment Plant, 394 Main Street

New Haven Walgreens, 414 Foxon Boulevard
New London Senior Center, 120 Broad Street
Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street Newtown
Norwich Police Department,.   70 Thames Street
Newington Wal-Mart,  3164 Berlin Turnpike

Orange Lowe’s, 50 Boston Post Road
Putnam Farmers Market 18 Kennedy Road
Redding Center Fire Department, 105 Hill Road
Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, 90 East Ridge Road
South Windsor Triad, 151 Sand Hill Road

Stamford Police Department, 805 Bedford Street
Stratford Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad Street
Torrington Police Department, 576 Main Street
Vernon Public Works Garage, 375 Hartford Turnpike
West Hartford Police Department,  103 Raymond Road

West Haven Police Department, 200 Sawmill Road
Westport Town Hall (back entrance,) 110 Myrtle Avenue
Wethersfield Police Department, 250 Silas Deane Highway
Willimantic Community Memorial Hospital
Windsor Police Department, 340 Bloomfield Avenue
Windsor Locks Town Hall, 50 Church Street

  1. Susan Gentile says:

    We need a location in Simsbury or Avon please.

    1. WTIC News says:

      The list we posted was as complete as we could make it, based on the DEA’s website. They had 44 collections around the state, but not one in every town. They do say, though, that you can always arrange to drop unwanted prescription drugs off at your local police department. They say they collected more than five-thousand pounds of drugs around Connecticut on Saturday.

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