The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers of a drug take-back day on Saturday, September 25. These events are sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and give people the opportunity to have expired, unwanted or unused prescriptions or over-the-counter medications destroyed in a safe and environmentally sound way.
People can bring tablets or capsules of prescriptions or over-the-counter medications. Intravenous solutions, injectable drugs, needles, and illicit drugs will not be accepted. Take-back events are anonymous and are scheduled from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at the following locations in Rhode Island:
Barrington Police Department, 100 Federal Rd., Barrington Bristol Police Department, 395 Metacom Ave., Bristol Charlestown Police Department, 4901 Post Rd., Charlestown Cumberland Police Department, 1380 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland East Providence Police Department, 750 Waterman Ave., East Providence Middletown Police Department, 123 Valley Rd., Middletown Newport Police Department, 120 Broadway, Newport North Providence Police Department, 1967 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence Office of the Attorney General, 150 South Main St., Providence South Kingstown Police Department, 1790 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown Warren Police Department, 1 Joyce St., Warren Warwick Police Department, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, Warwick Woonsocket Police Department, 242 Clinton St., Woonsocket
For information on these events or to locate events in other states, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/takeback