GRAFTON, Mass. – If you're dropping off your unused prescription medications during Grafton Police's Drug Take Back Day, bring along your "sharps."
The Grafton Board of Health and the Grafton Medical Reserve Corps will conduct a simultaneous "Take Back for Home Sharps" day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grafton Police Department.
Used and unused syringes for insulin, blood thinners and other medication will be collected. They will only be accepted in a rigid container, such as a coffee can or empty detergent bottle. As of July 1, they can no longer be thrown away with household trash.
The Grafton Police's drug take-back is intended to allow the safe disposal of expired or unneeded drugs. Unwanted medications have traditionally been flushed down a toilet or poured down a drain, an option that is not environmentally friendly. Out-of-date medications also may cause issues for people who unwittingly take them.
No questions about drug possession will be asked during the collection.
Additionally, the Grafton Medical Reserve Corps is celebrating National Preparedness Month by helping residents sign up for CODE RED, Grafton’s reverse 911 system.
Contact the Grafton Health Department with questions, 508-839-5335.