BRUNSWICK — In connection with a nationwide effort sponsored by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, local law enforcement and community service agencies will collect unwanted or unused medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at five locations in the Mid-coast region.

Collections will take place at: Bath Police Department, 250 Water St.; Brunswick Police Department, 85 Pleasant St.; Harpswell Town Office, 263 Mountain Road; Richmond Police Department, 26 Gardiner St.; and at the Topsham public safety building at 100 Main St.

The public is asked not to stash or flush medications in order to keep them from harming the environment and prevent unintentional misuse or abuse. The medication collection provides citizens a safe, environmentally sound disposal option for unwanted, outdated medications.

All unused, unwanted and outdated prescriptions, overthe counter and veterinary medications, including all household pills, ointments and drops, will be accepted.

Needles and thermometers cannot be accepted.

For more information, call Access Health at 373- 6958 or visit http://accesshealthme.org/c asa/prescription-drugs.



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