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Town of North Castle Police Department
Friday October 11th, 2019 :: 05:14 p.m. EDT

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National Drug Take Back Day on October 26, 2019 10 am - 2 pm UPDATE

The North Castle Police Department is participating in the DEA's National Drug Take Back Day at Town Hall on October 26, 2019 10 am - 2 pm.
 
All residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.  While the North Castle Police Department maintains a small-sized receptacle in the lobby of police headquarters for disposing of unwanted medications, this event allows for a greater volume of items to be dropped off.
 
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
 
The DEA’s National Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
 
Additionally, this initiative also helps protect our environment and fragile ecosystems by encouraging citizens to not flush medications into septic systems.
 
That's why it is great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously - a record amount of prescription drugs.
 
For more information please use this link to visit the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Take Back Day website.    https://takebackday.dea.gov/

UPDATE: October 11, 2019

 
US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Control Division
DEA National Take Back Day on October 26, 2019

E-Cigarette & Vaping Devices Disposal Information

To help combat the continued vaping health crisis across the country, DEA will be collecting vaping pens and cartridges at NTBI collection sites. Through discussions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DEA has determined that vaping pens without the internal batteries are considered household hazardous waste, the exact same waste designation as the NTBI collected pharmaceuticals and can therefore be co-mingled with NTBI materials. Pens with batteries in them, however, are a different waste stream designation and, more importantly, are considered a potential fire hazard. For those that have batteries that cannot be removed, please inform the consumer to call their local hazardous waste management facility or they can check with large electronic chain stores who may accept the devices for proper disposal.
Additional information can be found on the NTBI website.
Thank you all for your continued support. Please reach out to your point of contact in your local DEA office with any questions.

 

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Armonk, NY 10504

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