Medication Collection Program

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National Prescription Medication Take Back Day is Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10 am - 2 pm!
This year’s Take Back event will feature 47 public “Drive Up and Drop In” collection sites throughout the county. Simply pull up to the drop off location, place your unneeded, unused or expired medications into the box and drive away. In addition to prescription medications, law enforcement officers will be collecting over-the-counter and pet medications. Vaping products will be accepted for disposal at all hosting sites and in collections boxes in local police departments. As with all medications, vaping cartridges, pods and e-cigarettes should be disposed of safely.



The COVID pandemic has impacted us all; over the past year, we have seen an increase in overdose throughout Bucks County. Narcan can save lives. We are pleased to announce that three sites – located in Bensalem, Hilltown and Warwick – will be holding a Narcan Drive-Thru event during Medication Take Back Day on April 24. In addition, for the first time ever, sharps will be collected at these three sites. This means that you will be able to drive up, drop off your unused, unwanted or expired medications and sharps and receive one unit of Narcan while supplies last. Click here to learn how to dispose of sharps on Take Back Day. 

We can all do our part to keep our homes, loved ones and communities safe.

Take Back Locations  |  Narcan Drive-Thru and Sharps Disposal (three sites only)


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