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Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day Set for May 14, 2022

WHAT:
Niagara Region Public Health and Niagara Regional Police Service invite residents to drop off old and unused prescription drugs at participating locations across Niagara on Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day. All prescription drugs collected will be destroyed.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 14, 2022
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This event is contact-free, rain or shine, and you can drive, walk or cycle through.

WHO:
Residents across the Niagara region may attend any of the six drop-off locations

WHERE:
  • Fort Erie – Leisureplex Arena, 3 Municipal Centre Dr.
  • Lincoln - Fleming Centre, 5020 Serena Dr.
  • Niagara Falls – Community Health Centre, 4790 Victoria Ave.
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake – Community Centre, 14 Anderson Ln.
  • Thorold – Niagara Region Headquarters, 2201 Sir Isaac Brock Way
  • Welland – Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena, 501 King St.

WHY:
Prescription drug take-back options are the best way to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. Flushing prescription drugs down the toilet / sink or disposing in the garbage or recycling is harmful to the environment.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Be sure to remove all personal information on prescription drug labels and packaging. You can do this by using a dark marker to block out the personal health information or tear off the label, rip it up and throw it away.
  • If you are unable to attend this event, you can return your old and unused prescription drugs to your local pharmacy for free

This event is possible due to the dedication and cooperation of Niagara Regional Police Service, Niagara Region Public Health, Ontario Pharmacist Association, and the Overdose Prevention & Education Network of Niagara.

Media Inquiries

Lisa Cox
Niagara Region Public Health
905-688-8248 ext. 7287
lisa.cox@niagararegion.ca


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