Mid & East Antrim PCSP and the PSNI have been working closely with the Public Health Agency (PHA) and the local Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team (DACT) to bring the RAPID drugs scheme to the area.
The first bin in the Mid & East Antrim area has been installed in Tesco Ballymena, and has already had an impact.
Mid & East Antrim PCSP Cllr Paul Sinclair said the PCSP were delighted to support the initiative. He said: “The PCSP are working hard to support all our citizens who may be dealing with addiction in whatever form and the RAPID bin provides an invaluable opportunity for anyone to dispose safely and anonymously of any unused or discarded drugs both legal and illegal.”
Kathleen Grego of the Northern DACT Connections Service added: “We are delighted to be involved in the RAPID partnership and we welcome the further roll out of the bins in the Mid & East Antrim area. I have no doubt they will be a great success.”