FARMINGTON — Healthy Community Coalition recently announced a safe, effective and sustainable way to dispose of unwanted or expired household prescription, over-the-counter, and other unused medicines.

Through support from Walmart, HCC purchased a prescription drug lock box to be secured at the Farmington Police Department. The police department, 116 Franklin Ave., can now collect unwanted or expired household medicines and prescription medications with a new prescription drug lock box during regular business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. As part of a community drug collection process, this unit will provide a safe and easy way for Franklin County residents to dispose of their unwanted medications year-round.

The Police Department will take part in National Drug Take Back Day, April 26. All local police departments will participate in the drug collection.

For more information about how to properly dispose of unwanted medications, how the lock box works, or other questions contact Christine Bruen at 779-2927 or [email protected].

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