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National Drug Take Back Event is Saturday, April 28 with collection sites in Vail, Edwards and Gypsum

  • 24 April 2018
National Drug Take Back Event is Saturday, April 28 with collection sites in Vail, Edwards and Gypsum

The Vail Police Department and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office are participating in the 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28. The collection takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Vail Municipal Building, WECMRD Field House in Edwards and Costco in Gypsum. This is an opportunity to clean out medicine cabinets of all unwanted, expired or unused medications and have them disposed of safely.

Getting rid of unused medication helps prevent accidental and intentional misuse of these items while safe disposal protects water sources by keeping drugs out of wastewater and the landfill. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

The National Take Back Initiative is coordinated locally by the Safe Drug Disposal Program, which is a partnership among the Vail Police Department, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, Eagle County and Vail Health.

Items that can be dropped off Saturday are vitamins, supplements, medicated ointments/lotions, over-the-counter and prescription medications – including controlled substances (narcotics). Please, no needles (sharps) or pressurized canisters.

For additional information, go to https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ or contact Sgt. Justin Dill in the Vail Police Department at 970-479-2200 or jdill@vailgov.com.

To visit a collection site between Take Back Days, including the lobby of the Vail Municipal Building, visit www.rxdrugdropbox.org.

 

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