This year in collaboration with Revere Shines Committee, the Revere CARES Coalition Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Task Force is organizing a Medicine Disposal Take Back Event. Residents will be able to drop off unused medicines at a marked table in front of the American Legion Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Medicine Disposal Take Back Day

Date: 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Description:
This year in collaboration with Revere Shines Committee, the Revere CARES Coalition Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Task Force is organizing a Medicine Disposal Take Back Event. Residents will be able to drop off unused medicines at a marked table in front of the American Legion Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The purpose of the take back event is to allow residents to dispose of unwanted and expired medicines in a safe, legal, and environmentally-friendly way. Proper medicine disposal reduces the risk of prescription drugs being consumed inappropriately—either by accident or through illegal sale. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high - mre than half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge. Residents may dispose of prescription medicines and non-prescription pills such as vitamins. Medicines may be disposed in original bottles or separate plastic bags if preferred. If medicines are being disposed in original containers, remove or cover any personal identifying information. Please keep liquid medicines in original containers to avoid spills. Medicines can also be safely disposed of at any time at the medicine disposal container inside the Revere Police Department at 400 Revere Beach Parkway.

Preregistration required? no

Registration closed?
no