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: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
Remember: The only good microbe is a sober, drug-free microbe.
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