It's time to go through the medicine cabinet, your kitchen cabinet, wherever you keep your prescriptions and gather up anything that you are no longer are using or expired and bring them to the National Prescription Drug Take-Back events happening in Hancock County on Saturday, October 26th.

Dozens of Prescription Pill Bottles
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The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will host a Drug Take-Back event in collaboration with Ellsworth Police Department, Healthy Acadia and the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce. Community on Saturday, October 26th from 9AM to 1PM. The Chamber building is located at 163 High Street.

The following police departments are also hosting Drug Take-Back events from 9:00AM to 1PM

  • Bar Harbor, 37 Firefly Lane
  • Bucksport, 89 Franklin Street
  • Mt. Desert, 21 Sea Street
  • Southwest Harbor, 26 Village Green Way

The Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor Police Departments will host a take-back event from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Winter Harbor Town Office located at 23 Harbor Road.

“This Drug Take Back will allow citizens to drop off any unwanted, unused, or outdated medications that they may have in their possession,” said Hancock County Sheriff, Scott Kane. “Medications can be dropped off at participating locations, and they will be disposed of safely with no danger to the citizens or the environment.”

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Mount Desert, and Southwest Harbor Police Departments also have prescription drug drop boxes located in their lobbies. Drop 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.

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