You can now drop off your unused, unwanted prescription drugs at the Bristol Police Department

Pictured from left to right: Joseph Vitale of Covanta. Lt. Richard Guerrera and Chief Brian Gould of the Bristol Police Department. Commissioner Elizabeth Phelan from the City of Bristol’s Water Commission. Kevin Rousseau and Mary Ruder of Covanta. Photo (c) Bristol Police Department

The Bristol Police Department recently installed a Medical Collection Drop Box in the front lobby of the police department. The collection box is part of the Bristol Police Department’s ongoing effort to prevent drug abuse, overdoses and to promote the safe disposal of prescription drugs.

The collection box was donated by Covanta, located in Bristol. Covanta has also donated their services to safely dispose of the collected drugs.

Anyone wishing to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs may do so by bringing their drugs to the front lobby of the Bristol Police Department and depositing the drugs in the collection box. The box is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

The box is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Needless, sharps, open containers of liquid, hazardous waste, thermometers and personal care products can not be deposited in the collection box.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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