Hanceville Police Department hosting Community Safety Prescription Take Back Program

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The Hanceville Police Department will be hosting the Community Safety Prescription Take Back Program at the Hanceville Senior Center on March 11, from 9 a.m.-noon. (Gauge Day)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Police Department is set to host the Community Safety Prescription Take Back Program at the Hanceville Senior Center on March 11, 2024, from 9 a.m.-noon. This initiative is designed to provide residents with a secure method to dispose of unused or expired medications while focusing on fostering better alternatives for the disposal of medications.

The program caters to individuals possessing medications that are out of date, no longer needed, or left behind by a deceased loved one who does not know how to properly dispose of the medication. It aims to prevent the improper disposal of these substances, which can lead to environmental contamination. Medications thrown in the trash can end up in landfills, affecting the soil, while those flushed away can harm water systems. The event underscores the importance of disposing of medications safely to protect both community health and the environment.

Participants in the Community Safety Prescription Take Back Program will have the opportunity to engage in interactive demonstrations and activities centered around safety practices, emergency preparedness and crime prevention. The event also offers a chance for community members to interact directly with police officers and other local leaders.

Participants are encouraged to remove all labels and personal information from medication bottles or packaging before drop-off to ensure privacy and security.

For more information about the event or how to participate, contact Chief Joshua Howell at 256-275-2893 or jhowell@cityofhanceville.net. The Hanceville Police Department encourages all community members to take advantage of this opportunity to safely dispose of their medications and contribute to a safer, healthier environment.

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