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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is October 26

HANCOCK COUNTY – National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is taking place on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, at the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce located at 163 High Street.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will host a Drug Take-Back event in collaboration with Ellsworth Police Department, Healthy Acadia and the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce. Community members are encouraged to bring in any unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs for this free, anonymous service.

The following police departments are also hosting Drug Take-Back events from 9:00am to 1:00pm:

  • Bar Harbor, 37 Firefly Lane
  • Bucksport, 89 Franklin Street
  • Mt. Desert, 21 Sea Street
  • Southwest Harbor, 26 Village Green Way

The Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor Police Departments will host a take-back event from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Winter Harbor Town Office located at 23 Harbor Road.

“This Drug Take Back will allow citizens to drop off any unwanted, unused, or outdated medications that they may have in their possession,” said Hancock County Sheriff, Scott Kane. “Medications can be dropped off at participating locations, and they will be disposed of safely with no danger to the citizens or the environment.”

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Mount Desert, and Southwest Harbor Police Departments also prescription drug drop boxes located in their lobbies. Drop boxes are accessible during regular business hours and some are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Drop boxes cannot take needles, epinephrine pens, or other sharps.

For more information about National Drug Take Back Day, please contact the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at 207-667-7575 or your local law enforcement department. Healthy Acadia is honored to continue its collaboration with local police departments and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, to prevent substance misuse and ensure safe drug disposal.

If you would like more information on safe drug disposal or about Healthy Acadia’s substance prevention efforts, contact Tara Young at 207-667-7171 or [email protected]  or visit

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