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Prescription  Take Back Day sites  open on Saturday

If you have old, leftover, expired or unneeded medications around the house, don’t flush them or throw them in the garbage.

Take them to a National Prescription Take Back Day drop-off point instead.

The program is a collaboration between the Franklin and Hampshire County sheriffs departments, the Franklin and Hampshire County TRIAD program, Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, local police, the Drug Enforcement Agency and local community partners.

It offers a safe, no-questions-asked way to get rid of unused medications that could be harmful to people and the environment if not disposed of properly.

The following will not be accepted: liquid medications, chemotherapy drugs, thermometers, lancets, syringes, needles, IV bags and other intravenous equipment.

Drop-off sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenfield High School, the Ashfield Town Hall, Bernardston Senior Center, Deerfield town offices, Erving police station, Montague public safety complex and the Orange police station.

Permanent drug drop-off boxes are located in the Athol, Erving, Deerfield, Greenfield, Montague, Orange and Sunderland police stations.

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