Rochester, Troy PD accepts old prescriptions for disposal

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2013: Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you have been looking for a reason to clean out your medicine cabinet to rid your shelves of all expired, unused or just unwanted pill bottles, now you have a set date for when you can do it.

This Saturday, Oct. 26, the Rochester Police Department will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by accepting all unwanted medications at the station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The department is pairing with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a way to prevent pill misuse. It is free and anonymous to drop off your old prescriptions. Only pills are accepted, no liquids.

The Rochester Police Station is located at 400 Sixth Street.

Don’t live in Rochester?

The Troy Police Department will also act as a collection site on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Troy Police Department is located at 500 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084.

If you can’t make it this week, the department accepts pills every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the station.

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Veggie lover and aspiring word chef, reporter Jen Bucciarelli covers all things health and medicine for Rochester Media and The Community Edge. She is always on the hunt for local experts who can help improve the lives of our readers. Send her a note at

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