The Farmington Police Department plans to collect expired or unused prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Meetinghouse Park Gazebo on Main Street, in conjunction with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Along with prescription drugs, residents can also dispose of expired over-the-counter medication, vitamins and pet medications during the event, according to a news release from Franklin Memorial Hospital.

Liquids, needles, sharps, thermometers, pressurized canisters and illicit drugs are not accepted for this event.

Besides the Farmington Police Department, the event is also hosted by Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County and Western Maine Behavioral Health’s OPTIONS program.

Medication safety information and substance use prevention and treatment resources will be available.

For those who miss the event, unwanted medications can be disposed of year-round at the following authorized collectors in Greater Franklin County: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Farmington Walmart, Spruce Mountain Pharmacy in Jay, and the Farmington, Wilton, Jay, Carrabassett Valley, Rangeley and Livermore Falls police departments.

For more information, call Kat Lemieux, HCC program and planning coordinator, at 207-779-2262.

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