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Bucks County Achieves Another Successful Medications Collection

April 29, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Donna Foisy, 215-444-2740, dsfoisy@buckscounty.org

Bucks County held another successful medication collection event on Saturday, April 27, with 10,085 pounds of unneeded, unused and/or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications dropped off for safe disposal.

Law enforcement officers collected the medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 51 public locations throughout the county. All of the medications are sent out of the county for incineration, and are overseen by law enforcement personnel from the point of collection until incineration.IMG_5412 (3)

The most recent collection was Bucks County’s 19th since the program’s inception in 2010. Over that time, 127,252 pounds have been collected in Bucks, more than in any other Pennsylvania county.

It is important to follow safe practices with all medications. This includes storing the medications properly, taking them only as prescribed, and safely disposing of both prescribed and over-the-counter medications by participating in biannual collection events or by using a permanent drop box located near you.

In case you missed the collection event on Saturday, you may dispose of unwanted medications freely and anonymously at one of the 37 permanent drop-off sites located primarily in police stations throughout Bucks County. You can find a list of those locations on the Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc., website, www.bcdac.org, or you can view them on the Bucks County Data Portal’s interactive map of collection box locations. IMG_5415 (2)

In most locations, all medications will be accepted, including pills, capsules, ointments, liquids, nasal sprays, inhalers and pet medications. Needles and illicit drugs will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact:

Donna Foisy
Prevention Specialist
Bucks Promise for Youth and Communities
Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.
600 Louis Drive, Suite 102-A
Warminster, PA 18974
215-444-2740
Dsfoisy@buckscounty.org