Medication Collection Program

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 24, 2020 from 10 am - 2 pm

Although Take Back Day will look at bit different this time around, we are excited to announce that there are 46 sites countywide to dispose of your unwanted, unused, expired medications! In addition to safety precautions, all sites will be accepting medications via a "drive up and drop in" system.

Here’s what to do:

  • Find the site nearest you
  • Bring prescription medications, vaping products, over-the-counter and pet medications for safe disposal
  • As you approach the drop off site, stay in your vehicle. Maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and other vehicles in line
  • Stay alert for pedestrians in the area
  • Follow the directions of police or volunteers at the site
  • Pull up to the drop off location, place your meds into the box
  • Drive away at a safe speed knowing that you have helped!


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