On Saturday, Oct. 26, the East Hampton Police Department and Local Prevention Committee will participate with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in a nationwide Take-Back Initiative of unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.
These medications will then be disposed of properly – instead of flushing them, or putting them in the local landfill or otherwise exposing children and the environment to toxic substances.
Don’t flush your medications
A recent study found that 80 percent of U.S. streams contain small amounts of human medicines. Sewage systems cannot remove these medicines from water that is released into lakes, rivers or oceans.