The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office will offer a prescription drug take-back program in various locations Saturday, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, for all unused and expired drugs.

The event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The locations include the Somerset County sheriff’s offices in Madison and Jackman; the Fairfield Police Department; the Pittsfield Police Department; the Skowhegan Police Department; and the Maine State Police Troop C barracks, which is in Skowhegan.

Other drug take-back locations in the Morning Sentinel circulation area include the Winslow Police Department; the Waterville Police Department; the Clinton Police Department; the China Transfer Station, where the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office will collect the drugs; the Farmington Police Department; the Wilton Police Department; the Jay Police Department; and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Accepted drugs include prescriptions and samples, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, lotions and ointments, and liquids in leakproof containers.

Items that are not accepted include needles, bloody or infectious waste, medication from businesses or clinics, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans and inhalers.

During the last drug take-back day, Oct. 28, 2017, Maine collected the largest amount of drugs among New England states, 41,500 pounds, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

For more information, call 474-9591 ext. 2017.

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