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Unwanted Meds Disposal Kiosk Now At Dracut PD

Through grant funding received by the City of Lowell Health Department, the Town of Dracut has been provided with a kiosk specifically designed for the disposal of unwanted medications. A kiosk has been placed within the lobby of the Dracut Police Department located at 110 Loon Hill Road. The kiosk is accessible to residents 24/7. Only residents can drop off waste medications; businesses are prohibited from dropping off waste medications.

The kiosk is for the collection of pills only, no liquids or sharps are to be deposited. Residents are to remove pills from containers and seal them in a plastic ziplock type bag.

The bag containing the pills should be no larger than two slices of bread. There is no limit to the amount of individual bags that can be deposited. Residents are to package the pills prior to arriving at the police station. The police department will not be supplying materials for the disposal of unwanted medications. The packaged pills should be ready for immediate deposit upon arrival at the police station. The kiosk is for unused prescription and over the counter pills, no illegal items of contraband and/or controlled substances per se are to be deposited. The kiosk will be open for deposits as of December 17, 2012.

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, a 1990 Police Survivor and hosts the Paying Attention! Radio Program on 980WCAP in Lowell, Massachusetts. You can email your comments to valleypatriot@aol.com.

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