September 26, 2015
Collington’s Sustainability Group (formerly the Green Collington Subcommittee) organized Collington’s participation in the Annual National Prescription Take-Back Day which occurred on September 26, 2015. We collected four cartons of unused, unwanted pills from residents and took them to the Bowie Police Department, a collection site for the Take-Back Day. The DEA office in Baltimore disposed of all collected pills in our geographic area using its Pill Disposal Incinerator. The Sustainability Group is concerned about ongoing disposal of medications at Collington and is researching a safe disposal method that can be used more than once a year. The picture below shows the pills we collected from Collington residents for 2015 National Take Back Day.