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Medication Drop Box in New Canaan Police Department Lobby

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Dispose of your unused medication safely and easily.

Medication Drop Box available 24/7

headquarters (front lobby) 174 South Avenue.

Instead of leaving unused medications in your home or disposing of them improperly, simply visit your local police station and drop them off in their medication drop box.

Why?

Protecting our Environment

Research has shown that continuous exposure to low levels of medications has altered the behavior and physiology of fish and aquatic organisms.

Pharmaceuticals enter our wastewater from a variety of sources, including the flushing of unused medications. A nationwide study done in 1999 and 2000 by the United StatesGeological Survey (USGS) found low levels of drugs such as antibiotics, hormones, contraceptives, and steroids in 80% of the rivers and streams tested.

Protecting our Kids

One in five American teens has abused a prescription medication.

Teens believe that abuse of Rx and other-the-counter medicines is safer than street drugs. 70 percent of children who abuse prescription drugs admit to getting them from family and friends.

Locally Sponsored by New Canaan Inland Wetlands Department and New Canaan Police Department.

 

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