The Lincolnville Police Department will host a prescription drug turn-in day Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lincolnville Central School.

The initiative is an effort by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, working with state and local law enforcement, focusing on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from the nation’s medicine cabinets.

Persons wishing to dispose of over-the-counter and prescription drugs that are either expired or no longer needed may drop them off and dispose of the drugs by placing them in a designated disposal box in either the original container directly into the box. No identification is necessary for participants to drop off unwanted prescription drugs.

All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids, such as cough syrup, should remain in the original container with the cap tightly secured to prevent leakage.

Intravenous solutions, injectibles and syringes will not be accepted, due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not accepted as part of this initiative.

For more information call Chief Ron Young at Lincolnville Police Department at 763-3555.