Police across the state will collect unwanted prescription drugs Saturday during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take-Back Initiative. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at dozens of locations across the state.

The take-back is an opportunity for people to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs anonymously and properly.

All pills will be accepted during the take-back, as well as liquids in a sealed container. Needles and illegal narcotics, such as heroin, will not be accepted.

Police oversee collections at every spot, but those dropping off pills will be asked no questions and there will be no paperwork to fill out.

The state has collected more than 2 million pounds of prescription medication over five previous take-backs.

Drugs will be collected at the following central Maine locations:

* Augusta Police Department, 33 Union St.

* Belgrade transfer station, 32 Transfer Station Road.

* China transfer station, 191 Alder Park Road.

* Gardiner Police Department, 6 Church St.

* Hallowell Police Department, 1 Winthrop St.

* Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, 125 State St., Augusta.

* Litchfield transfer station, 2274 Hallowell Road.

* Maine State Police, Troop D, 36 Hospital St., Augusta.

* Monmouth transfer station, 126 Route 135.

* Richmond Senior Center, 314 Front St.

* Wayne/Readfield transfer station, Recycle Road, Wayne.

* Winthrop transfer station, 1199 U.S. Route 202.

Augusta and Waterville news

Get news and events from your towns in your inbox every Friday.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.