On Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Milford Police Department and the Milford Prevention Council in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be accepting unwanted prescription drugs from the public.

This is part of a nationwide initiative to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

The drop-off location for this one-day event will be at the Milford Senior Center parking lot, at 9 Jepson Drive. The event will take place rain or shine. To maintain safety, participants must remain in their vehicle.

There will be an area in the lot set up as a “drive-thru service.” The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.

For more information about this event, call the Milford Police Crime Prevention Unit at 203-874-2366 or visit the DEA website at dea.gov and click on “National Prescription Take Back Day” for more information.

Milford Police Department also wants to remind the public they can drop off their unwanted or unused prescription medication 24/7 in the lobby of police headquarters, 430 Boston Post Road.

In 2019, the Milford Police Department collected over 370 pounds of prescription medication at Drug Take Back events.

With the addition of the Drug Take Back Box, the department hopes to collect more throughout the year and also at the annual events.