Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Don't Flush Those Drugs Into the Gowanus Canal!

The filthy, diseased microbes in the Gowanus Canal are vicious enough -- we don't want to get them stoned as well.

Craig R. Hammerman, District Manager of Brooklyn Community Board 6 writes in to say: "Drugs that are flushed down the toilet may ultimately find their way into a nearby waterway, like the Gowanus Canal, particularly in the event of a Combined Sewer Overflow event. Help us keep our canal clean, sober and drug-free!"

DEA and local law enforcement agencies will be conducting the second National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them in places other than the toilet.

"Take Back" sites in the Brooklyn include:

*NYPD 78th Police Precinct, 65 6th Avenue (between Dean & Bergen Streets)
*NYPD 84th Police Precinct, 301 Gold Street
*FDNY Engine 220/Ladder 122, 530 11th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)
*FDNY Engine 205/Ladder 118, 74 Middagh Street, Brooklyn Heights

There are 12 sites so far in Brooklyn. Use link below to get most current listings, and to find a site near you:

Remember: The only good microbe is a sober, drug-free microbe.

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