Thu, Nov 7, 2013 07:14 PM
On Oct. 26, Vermont Law Enforcement hosted the second Drug Take
Back Day of 2013 at 57 locations across Vermont, which accepted
unused or unwanted prescription medications. Drug Take Back Day is
a law enforcement effort to assist with the proper disposal of
medicines. Pills should not be flushed or thrown away but instead
brought to a location for proper disposal.
Law Enforcement through Vermont joined together in this effort to
remove unused or unwanted prescription drugs from homes in an
attempt to reduce the abuse or misuse of prescribed
This most recent Drug Take Back Day collected 3,429.5 pounds of
pills. This amount exceeded the 2,393 pounds of pills collected in
April 2013, totaling 5,822.5 pounds of unwanted or unused pills in
Many citizens of Vermont have prescription drugs in their homes,
but have forgotten about them or no longer have a need to use them.
The public is encouraged to inventory their medicine cabinets or
other locations where medicines are kept and properly dispose of
those that are not being used. A number of law enforcement agencies
offer year round drug disposal options.
For a list of agencies that offer this service and hours of
collection call Vermont 211 or visit