Area residents looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location in the lobby of the Windham Public Safety Building, 375 Gray Road.
The Windham Police Association, Windham Rescue Association and Walgreens Pharmacy has partnered with the Windham Police Department to establish a permanent MedReturn drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults.
Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone's responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet. Now Windham residents won't have to wait for a specific take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets.
The Windham Police Department is committed to providing a safe, secure and environmentally friendly way to help our community to collect unwanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and unused pharmaceuticals.