FARMINGTON — Healthy Community Coalition has announced that a new prescription drug drop-off box has been placed in the lobby of the Jay Police Department.

It was purchased with a grant by the coalition as part of its Drug-free Communities Grant. It is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Items accepted include: prescriptions and over-the-counter solid medications, tablets and capsules, patches, prescription ointments, vitamins, samples and pet medicines.

All pharmaceutical drugs that are being disposed of need to be in a sealed container such as the original bottle or a zip-lock bag. They should not be disposed of loosely. Personal information should be removed or blacked out with permanent marker.

Items not accepted include: hydrogen peroxide, intravenous solutions, injectables, needles, inhalers, aerosol cans, over-the-counter ointments, lotions or liquids, medications for businesses or clinics and thermometers.

There is also a drop-off box in the lobby of the Farmington Police Department available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FMI: 207-779-2409, [email protected]

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