Saturday May 10 is your opportunity to quickly and easily dispose of old and unused prescription medication that you may have in your home. The Nelson Police Department encourages people to drop off prescription medication they no longer need at one of the local pharmacies.
The misuse and abuse of prescription medication has become a public safety issue for communities and police services across the country, who are working together to draw attention to this public safety concern. Prescription drug drop off day is a one day initiative supported by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the BC Association of Chiefs of Police, Partnership for a Drug Free Canada, Health Canada, and Public Safety Canada.
Residents are further reminded that they can return any unwanted or outdated prescription medications to their local pharmacy for safe and secure disposal at any time.