Drug Take Back Day, Mason, NH

DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

No questions asked! Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 until 2:00, unwanted or expired prescription drugs may be safely disposed at the Mason Police Department at 16 Darling Hill Road in the center of town. It is a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet! Protect children, families and the environment by properly disposing of drugs. Medicines in the home are the leading cause of accidental poisoning. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high — over half of teens abusing medicines obtain them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, often without an adult’s knowledge.

Flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters. As all Mason homes are on private wells, it is crucial that the water supply be protected!

NO questions will be asked as medications are dumped into a large brown box, which will be sealed and delivered to the Peterborough Police Department by a Mason officer. From there, it will be taken to an incinerator where boxes from throughout the state will be burned under supervision of law enforcement personnel.

Drug Take Back Day is sponsored by Mason’s Police Department and Conservation Commission and the National Drug Enforcement Agency. Have questions? Contact Chief Hutchins at 878.1111 or masonpd181@myfairpoint.net.