Medication Collection Program
The collection total for Saturday’s Medication Take Back Day was 9,374.47 pounds, bringing Bucks County to a total-to-date of 172,014.47 pounds of medications collected since 2010! In addition, 953 pounds of sharps were collected at our Bensalem, Hilltown, Quakertown and Warwick sites for a total-to-date of 1,403 pounds collected since 2021!
We’d like to send an enormous thank you to everyone who made this event a success:
- Bucks County Commissioners: Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW, Chair; Robert J. Harvie Jr., Vice Chair; and Gene DiGirolamo
- Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub, Chief McDonough & Lieutenant Gorman
- Law Enforcement, Police Chiefs, Police Departments & Sheriff’s Departments
- Local Community Townships & Coalitions: Building a Better Bensalem Together, Bristol Cares, Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth, Neshaminy Coalition for Youth & New Hope Solebury Cares
- Medication Take Back Committee
- Partnering Agencies & Organizations: Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, Bucks County Children & Youth Social Services, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. and No Longer Bound Prevention & Training Services
- Take Back Businesses & Hosting Sites
- Senior Housing Sites
- … and everyone who safely disposed of their unused, unneeded or expired medications and sharps!
Why Are We Collecting?
- Over 50% of people who misuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or relatives.
- Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are the most commonly misused substances by Americans age 14 and older, after marijuana and alcohol.
- When drugs are flushed down the toilet, filters may not remove all of the chemicals.
Donna Foisy, BCDAC, Inc. Prevention Specialist | 215-444-2740 | firstname.lastname@example.org