Drug take back day October 22nd in western Mass.

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – If you have any unwanted or unused prescription drugs, there’s a chance to get rid of them this week. A National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has been announced in Western Massachusetts this upcoming week.

Drop-off locations have been set up in Hampshire and Franklin County. So far, more than 13 tons of unwanted drugs have been collected at local “take back” days and in two dozen permanent drop-boxes in area police stations. One resident said it’s a great idea, but it could be even more effective if needles were accepted.

Anthony Hala, of East Longmeadow told 22News, “If you’ve got extra needles lying around what are you going to do with them? Just throw them onto the street? So having safe place to bring needles to and really anything with anyone that’s using opiates.”

Amherst, Northampton, Southampton, Belchertown, Deerfield, and Sunderland are participating.

The drop-off locations for Oct. 22 will include:

Drug take back day

For more information visit NorthwesternDA.org