Medication Collection Program

Take Back pounds collected_rev 4.27.21The collection total for our Spring Take Back Day was 9,943 pounds, bringing Bucks County to a total of 162,640 pounds since 2010 when collections began in the county! In addition, we collected 450 pounds of sharps at our three sites in Bensalem, Hilltown and Warwick and distributed over 200 Narcan kits to Bucks County residents!  

Did you miss Take Back Day? Don’t worry! You can still safely dispose of your medications at one of the permanent collection boxes located in Bucks County.  


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.


CONTACT

Donna Foisy, BCDAC, Inc. Prevention Specialist  |  215-444-2740  |  dsfoisy@buckscounty.org