Dispose Of Unwanted Drugs During Take-Back

NORRISTOWN PA – Law enforcement agencies in Skippack, Collegeville, Limerick, Green Lane, Pennsburg, Lansdale, and elsewhere are joining with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the county Police Chiefs Association in promoting another drug “Take-Back Day” on Saturday (April 29, 2017) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a variety of area locations.

The drug disposal program, part of a national effort, provides a safe way for area residents to dispose of unwanted, unneeded and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Since the program began in 2010, more than 28,000 pounds of medicines have been collected and destroyed locally. During the most recent Take-Back Day in October 2016, people from across the county rid themselves of more than 6,000 pounds of medicines, the DA’s Office reported.

The take-back program intends to reduce the supply of drugs available in a home medicine cabinet for child experimentation, and to increase the safety and purity of local water resources. Drug overdose deaths in Montgomery County are growing rapidly and are predicted to increase over 2016, promoters said.

Drugs and drug-related items accepted during the take-back include accepted medicines, prescription tablets and capsules, over-the-counter tablets and capsules, liquid medications, inhalers, creams and ointments, nasal sprays, and pet medications. Prescription medicines can be left in their original prescription bottles with the label removed or the name blacked out, or can be placed in plastic bags.

Not accepted are intravenous medicines, injectable solutions, and needles.

Participating local drop-off sites include:

  • Pennsylvania State Police at the Skippack barracks, 2047 C Bridge Rd., Schwenksville, PA 19473;
  • Collegeville Police Department, 491 E. Main St., Collegeville, PA 19426;
  • Limerick Township Police Department, 155 S. Limerick Rd., Limerick, PA 19468;
  • Marlborough Township Police Department, 6040 Upper Ridge Rd., Green Lane, PA 18054;
  • Upper Perk Police Department, 88 W. Sixth St., Pennsburg, PA 18073; and
  • Lansdale Police Department: at the Lansdale YMCA, 608 E. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446.

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