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Countywide Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, 4/27

April 24, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Larry R. King, 215.348.6413, lrking@buckscounty.org

Fifty-one collection sites will be available across Bucks County on Saturday, April 27, for residents to drop off their unwanted or expired medications.

Bucks County remains Pennsylvania’s foremost participant in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an effort to rid homes of unneeded drugs that could otherwise prompt or exacerbate addiction by falling into the wrong hands.

This will be the county’s 19th such collection since September 2010. Over that span, the county has collected 117,167 pounds of unused medications – more than in any other Pennsylvania county.

“This is a phenomenal partnership between the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, the Bucks County Detectives and other law enforcement, human services departments, faith communities, agencies, community members and the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.,” said Diane W. Rosati, executive director of BCDAC.

The collection sites will be available to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. A majority of them are permanent collection boxes available year-round, mostly at municipal police departments. The rest are temporary for this and subsequent collections.

Saving lives by preventing addiction can begin as simply as ridding one’s home of potentially addictive medications. The drug collections not only help keep the substances away from our children and others who might abuse them, but also out of our water supply, which can be tainted by improperly disposed-of pharmaceutical drugs.

"Medication take-back day is a celebrated day of the year for us," said District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub. "We consistently demonstrate our commitment to public safety as a community by getting rid of our old, expired and unused medication in the safest way. This is why we are consistently number one in Pennsylvania in overall tons of medication collected. Let's keep it up!"

Please see the flyer below for more information, including drop-off locations.

Take back flyerDrop-off locations