Drugs disposal bins now available across Derry

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 16:42 -- Editor

As Operation Season’s Greetings gets underway in Derry City and Strabane, police and partners are highlighting the importance of the RAPID bins located throughout the District. 

RAPID stands for Remove All Prescription and Illegal Drugs and is a community safety initiative designed to promote the removal of all prescription medication and illegal drugs. The service is completely anonymous and anyone can use the bins to safely dispose of unused or out of date medicines and illegal drugs.  The bins are emptied regularly and the drugs destroyed.

The bins are located in the following locations:

Bishop Street Community Centre

Old Library Trust

Gasyard Centre

Hamilton’s Spar, Castlederg

McKenna’s Spar, Sion Mills

Northside shopping centre

Shantallow Community Residents Association

HURT offices, Clarendon Street

Ballymagroarty/Hazelbank Community Partnership

Haughey’s Costcutter, Strabane

Tesco, Lisnagelvin