Stoughton Holding Prescription Drug Take-Back and Hazardous Waste Day October 20

Both events will be held at the O'Donnell Middle School parking lot on Saturday.

Have any old, unused medication in your medicine cabinet?

OASIS (Organizing Against Substances in Stoughton) will be holding its own Prescription Drug Take-Back event this Saturday, Oct. 20 at the O'Donnell Middle School parking lot from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

“Proper disposal of prescription drugs is better for the environment and helps prevent ecological harm,” Stoughton parent Todd Brown, a Clinical Instructor and Vice Chair of Northeastern University’s Department of Pharmacy Practice, wrote in an email.

“Unused prescriptions should be discarded and not left in the home,” Brown continued. “This prevents accidental ingestion by children, the elderly or pets.  It also helps reduce teenage drug abuse by decreasing access to prescription drugs.”

Can’t make it? visit the drug drop kiosk at the Stoughton Police Station for medication disposal and the sharps kiosk at the Stoughton Fire Station for needle disposal. Both are available any time (24/7), no questions asked.

The prescription drug take-back event is being held in conjunction with Hazardous Waste Day, also held Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the OMS parking lot.

Bring materials in original containers, boxed or secured. For details as to which hazardous materials will be accepted, refer to the flyer posted in the media gallery or click here: haz collection day.pdf

Latex paints, auto waste oil, PCB contaminated waste, unlabeled articles, asbestos and explosives will not be accepted.

A Fee will be charged for the following items:

Car tires ($2); light truck SUV tires ($3); Truck tire ($10 & up); construction equip. tires ($20 & up); auto batteries ($2) Propane canisters (20 lbs and over $5, 16 oz $1).

This hazardous waste collection is for Stoughton residents only. No material will be accepted from commercial operations. Proof of residency is required.

Any questions call 781-341-1300 ext. 9261 or ext. 9262.

For more information on either the prescription drug take-back or the hazardous waste day, see the flyers in the media gallery.

Stephanie Patton October 19, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Fall clean up? Clean out your expired medications and bring them to the Drug Take Back on Saturday morning for proper disposal!


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