Halifax Regional Police, in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax Shopping Centre and the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police Association, is proud to be supporting the fourth annual National Prescription Drug Drop-off Day on May 21.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., HRP will be hosting two free drug drop-off booths to provide people with a convenient and easy way to dispose of expired and used medications. You can bring any prescription drugs you want to get rid of to one of the drop off sites list below and we’ll make sure they’re disposed of properly. This service is completely anonymous; to protect your privacy, we ask that you remove any labels containing personal information from packaging or cover your name with a black marker.
The abuse and misuse of prescription drugs is a significant public safety issue. Throughout the year, you can take unwanted prescription drugs back to your local pharmacy. Medications should never be flushed down the toilet or thrown in the garbage as this may lead to their chemical components entering the water supply or soil system. By properly disposing of prescription medications you no longer need, you’re doing your part to lessen the chances your drugs will fall into the wrong hands and protecting our environment.
National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day is sponsored by The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, together with Health Canada, Public Safety Canada, Partnership for a Drug Free Canada, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, and the Canadian Medical Association.
Visit halifax.ca/police/PrescriptionDrugDropOffDay.php for more information.
- East Division Community Office 7 Mellor Avenue, Burnside Business Park, Dartmouth
- Halifax Shopping Centre 3rd Level, near Zumiez (around the corner from the Apple Store)