Medication Collection Program

Take Back pounds collected

The collection total for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2020 was 14,362 pounds, bringing Bucks County to a total-to-date of 152,697 pounds since 2010 when collections began in the county!

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



Why Are We Collecting?
  • Over 50% of people who abuse 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