In recognition of the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-back Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, the Darien Health Department and Darien Police Department have scheduled a drug take-back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Town Dump.
This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous drug take-back events, or who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications.
During the previous National Take-Back Day in April, local communities collected a record 276 tons of prescption drugs, according to the DEA's drug disposal website.
"We are pleased at the response of the American people once again, and we thank them for participating and contributing to the battle against prescription drug abuse," said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. "While a uniform system for prescription drug disposal is being finalized, we will continue to sponsor these important take-back opportunities as a service to our communities."
"Our take-back events highlight the problems related to prescription drug abuse and give our citizens an opportunity to contribute to the solution," Leonhart added. "These events are only made possible through the dedicated work and commitment of our state, federal, local, and tribal partners and DEA thanks each and every one of them for their efforts on behalf of the American people."