Public Service Announcement: Prescription Drug Drop Off Day at the Fleming Centre on May 14

Public Service Announcement:  Prescription Drug Drop Off Day at the Fleming Centre on May 14

 

Lincoln, ON (May 9, 2022) – Niagara Region Public Health has scheduled a prescription drug drop-off day at the Fleming Centre on May 14.  This initiative supports efforts to raise awareness about the proper and safe disposal of unused and expired prescription drugs.

 

Who: Anyone from Lincoln or the Niagara Region may attend the drop-off location.

What: Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day

  • Clean out your medicine cabinet and drop off old and unused prescription drugs
  • All prescription drugs collected will be destroyed

When: Saturday, May 14, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Fleming Centre | 5020 Serena Drive, Lincoln, ON

Why:

  • Spring cleaning applies to your medicine cabinet too! Clear out unused and expired prescription drugs
  • Medicine take-back options are the best way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs safely
  • Flushing prescription drugs down the toilet/sink or disposing of them in the garbage or recycling is harmful to the environment

More information:

  • Be sure to remove all personal information on prescription drug labels and packaging. You can do this by using a dark marker to block out the personal health information or tear off the label, rip it up and throw it away.
  • If you are unable to attend this event. You can return your old and unused prescription drugs to your local pharmacy for FREE.
  • For more information, visit the Niagara Region website.

This event is possible due to the dedication and cooperation of Niagara Regional Police Services, Niagara Region Public Health, Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario Pharmacist Association, and the Overdose Prevention & Education Network of Niagara.

 

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Liliana Busnello
Manager of Corporate Communications
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
Tel: 905-563-8205

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