Drug take-back day is Saturday; here’s where to drop off unwanted medication, vapes
Danbury and police departments in surrounding towns will be taking back unwanted medication, e-cigarettes, and vapes this Saturday as part of National Drug Take-Back Day.
City residents can drop off unused medication in the front lobby of police headquarters on Main Street between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the same hours most other departments in the region will be collecting medication.
“Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters,” a post on the department’s Facebook page said.
Ridgefield police will be collecting drugs and, for the first time, unwanted vapes and vaping products, in front of the Rite-Aide on Danbury Road. The department also has a 24/7 dropbox in the main lobby of the police station on East Ridge Road.
In Newtown, officers will set up a drop-off area in the department’s parking lot off of Main Stree. Like Ridgefield, the department also has a dropbox in its lobby available at all hours of the day, and will take back vapes and vaping products.
Southbury residents can drop off unwanted drugs in the lobby of the police station on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who can’t make Saturday’s event can also dispose of unwanted medicine at the state trooper barracks located at Lakeside Road.
Bethel police said they will not hold a special event for drug takeback day, but noted they have a 24/7 disposal box in their headquarters on Judd Avenue.
Redding also has a 24/7 drop-box for unwanted medications in the lobby of police headquarters on Hill Road.
New Fairfield police will have a collection Saturday at headquarters on Ball Pond Road.
Brookfield police will collect drugs at their headquarters on Silvermine Road.