Prescription Drug Take-Back Day scheduled for April 28



ELLSWORTH — National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 163 High St.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its Drug Take-Back Day in collaboration with Ellsworth Police Department, Healthy Acadia and the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce.

Community members are encouraged to bring in any unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs for this free, anonymous service.

The following police departments are hosting Drug Take-Back events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 28:

  • Bar Harbor.
  • Bucksport.
  • Mount Desert.
  • Southwest Harbor.
  • Gouldsboro.

For additional disposal opportunities, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor police departments all have prescription drug drop boxes located in their lobbies. In addition, there is a new prescription drop box on the campus of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, located in the lobby of the Sussman Medical Building.

All boxes are accessible during regular business hours and some are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Drop boxes cannot take needles, epinephrine pens, or other sharps.

For more information about National Drug Take-Back Day, contact the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at 667-7575 or your local law enforcement department.

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