Marlborough Police to host drug take back event

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MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Police Department will promote its medication take back program at this year’s household hazardous waste day on Saturday, May 22. 

The hazardous waste day is set to run from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Facility in town. The police will be working with their counterparts in Hudson to encourage community members to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

Residents can bring prescription medications in pill form for both people and pets as well as prescription ointments, vitamins and over-the-counter medications. Sharps, commercial medical waste, thermometers and inhalers will not be accepted. All items will be accepted free of charge.

This program aims to have a direct impact on the local drug crisis as research shows many addictions develop from misuse of prescription drugs lingering in family medicine cabinets. 

“Our struggle with the opioid epidemic is still very real,” Mayor Arthur Vigeant said on this topic according to a city press release. “…I commend the Marlborough Police Department and their efforts on this program, which has been vital in combating the opioid epidemic and saving lives.”

For more information, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 508-460-3770.