Police plan drug take-back event at Rite Aid Oct. 27

Rite Aid Pharmacy, in partnership the Ridgefield Prevention Council and  the Ridgefield Police Department, will host a prescription drug take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

The goal of the initiative is to promote the proper disposal of medications.  

The pharmacy, located at 125 Danbury Road, will collected any unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications

People wishing to dispose of medications will not have to exit their vehicles. This service is free and completely anonymous.  

All medications that are collected as part of this initiative are taken to an incineration facility by officers of the Ridgefield Police Department for destruction.  

For those who can’t attend the event, there is a prescription drug take-back box located in the front lobby of police headquarters (76 East Ridge Road). This take back box is available to the public 24 hours a day/365 days of the year and is also completely anonymous.