Maine’s semi-annual Prescription Drug Take-Back drive is going on Saturday, April 27. Law enforcement agencies throughout Aroostook County and around the state will be open and available from 10 to 2 in most places to collect your old prescription drugs.

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There will be a large drop box at each site where you can safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription or over-the-counter medications with no questions asked.

This is a great way to reduce the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse and ensures environmentally safe disposal.

During the last Prescription Drug Take-Back in September 2012, Maine collected nearly 7 tons of old medications.  The Maine Attorney General’s Office said that per capita, Maine had the largest collection in the nation.

Click here to find a Take-Back site near you.