ROCKLAND, Maine — Members of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Rockland Police Department will be at various locations in the county Saturday, April 25, to accept expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
In Rockland, the public can drop off their medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Rockland Police Department. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office will be collecting during the same hours at the fire stations in Vinalhaven, Warren and Union.
Needles, inhalers or thermometers cannot be accepted.
The service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked, the departments stated in a news release.
Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should be encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.