Plaistow has considered installing a permanent drop box at the station, but instead will continue collecting them twice a year.
“We like what we have with Rite-Aid,” Jones said. “It’s been successful, so for now, we are going to keep doing that.”
Salem also has a permanent box installed. They will not be participating in event Saturday.
“Obviously, to put together an operation like that puts a little bit of strain on our budget,” Deputy police Chief Shawn Patten said. “We are able to offer this 24/7.”
A dispatcher with Danville police also said that department would not be participating this year.
The collections will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Police don’t accept syringes, lancets or liquid medicine.
Drug Take-Back Day Collection times are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Atkinson: Atkinson police station, 27 Academy Ave. Derry: Hood Commons, 35 Crystal Ave. Hampstead: Hampstead Fire Department, 17 Littles Lane Kingston: Rite-Aid, 53 Church St. Londonderry: Londonderry police station, 268A Mammoth Road. Newton: Newton police station, 8 Merrimack Road. Pelham: Pelham police station, 14 Village Green. Plaistow: Rite-Aid, 31 Garden Road Sandown: Sandown police station, 314 Main St. Windham: Windham police station, 4 Fellows Road