Bennington PD will be ‘take-back’ drop-off point
BENNINGTON — The local police department will again participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26.
This program provides a means of disposing of prescription drugs while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.
The national program is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locally, residents may drop off their unused, expired medication at two locations, the CVS Pharmacy at 8 Kocher Drive in Bennington and the front lobby of the Bennington Police Department. Bennington Police officers and deputies with the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department will be at the CVS pharmacy to assist.
Those who would like to participate before April 26 can use the drop-off site at the police station lobby 24 hours a day, every day. The bucket there was specially made for the purpose by students from the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center. Students designed it so the drugs can’t be removed by hand and cannot be carried out of the lobby of the police station on South Street.
Other Bennington County drop-off locations are at the Manchester and Winhall police stations.
During the 2013 National Prescription Drug Take-Back day, Bennington County collected more than 370 pounds of medication, the second highest collected in any Vermont county for 2013.