PLYMOUTH — Plymouth County Outreach, in collaboration with Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative and the Plymouth Area Substance Use Prevention Collaborative, will be hosting a fall drug take-back event this weekend.
Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Plymouth Police Department, 20 Long Pond Road, Plymouth.
The drug take-back event, which is being held as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, will allow residents to clean out their medicine cabinets and discard any unwanted or expired prescription medications. The Plymouth Fire Department will also be accepting sharps for disposal.
During the event PCO will be giving out swag bags that include Deterra pouches (Deterra is a drug deactivation system that allows you to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription medications in your own home) as well as pill boxes, resources, pens, stress balls and more.
“This take-back event will allow residents to dispose of medications in a safe environment,” Plymouth County Outreach Project Coordinator Vicky Butler said. “We also encourage residents to take advantage of the Deterra pouches that will be offered free-of-charge.”
Plymouth County Outreach will have Narcan and Narcan training available for attendees, free of cost, at the event. PCO recovery coaches will also be present for anyone looking for more information/resources on substance use services.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all individuals working or attending the drug take-back event will be required to wear a proper face covering and remain socially distant at all times.
For more information, visit the Plymouth County Outreach Facebook page here.