Drop off old prescription drugs on Saturday

The Nelson Police Department encourages people to drop off prescription medication they no longer need at their local pharmacies.

  • May. 6, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 10 is your opportunity to quickly and easily dispose of old and unused prescription medications.

The Nelson Police Department encourages people to drop off prescription medication they no longer need at their local pharmacies. The abuse of prescription medication has become a public safety issue for communities and police across the country are working together to draw attention to this public safety concern.

Prescription Drug Drop Off Day is a one-day initiative supported by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the BC Association of Chiefs of Police, Partnership for a Drug Free Canada, Health Canada, and Public Safety Canada.

Residents are reminded that they can return any unwanted or outdated prescriptions to their local pharmacy for safe and secure disposal at any time.