Rehoboth Police to accept the public’s unwanted prescription drugs

REHOBOTH, Mass. (WLNE) — The Rehoboth Police Department said they will be accepting unwanted or expired prescription drugs from the public as a part of a national safety campaign.

Officials said the 24th National Take Back Initiative run by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency allows pharmaceutical and other hazardous wastes to be properly disposed of.

The initiative aims to help reduce addiction and stem overdose deaths, as well as offer clean, renewable energy from converted wastes.

Rehoboth police said they will be accepting tablets, capsules, patches and other solid forms of prescription drugs.

Liquids like intravenous solutions, syringes and other sharp and illegal drugs will not be accepted.

In the last four years, Rehoboth police said they’ve collected more than 400 pounds of pharmaceutical waste.

The Rehoboth Police Department will hold the take back event Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The DEA said their partners will continue to accept vaping devices and cartridges at drop off locations provided lithium batteries are removed.

For more information about the event, click here, or call 800-822-9539.

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