Take Back

BUCKS COUNTY >> Like everything else this year that’s been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is going to have a different look, but Bucks County residents will still be able to drop off their unwanted or expired medications and help prevent drug abuse and save lives.

At 46 locations throughout the county on Oct. 24, Bucks County residents will be able to drive up and drop off prescription medications, vaping products, over-the-counter medication and pet medication into collection bins for safe disposal.

The collection sites will be available to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 24.

A majority are permanent collection boxes available year-round, mostly at municipal police departments. The rest are temporary for this and subsequent collections.

At this year’s event, participants are asked to stay in their vehicle and maintain a safe distance between their vehicle and other vehicles in line.

Before dropping off the unneeded medicine, remember to remove any personal information from bottles. Since it began in 2010,

Bucks County has been the state’s foremost participant in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an effort to rid homes of unneeded drugs, preventing drug addiction and overdose deaths if they fall into the wrong hands. In the last decade,

Bucks County has collected 146,613 pounds of unused medications – more than any other Pennsylvania county. In just the past year alone, the collection site at the Northampton Township Police Department collected 1,151 pounds of medication!

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are the most commonly misused substances by Americans 14 and older, after marijuana and alcohol, and more than half of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or relatives.

By simply ridding a home of these unneeded and addictive medications, Bucks County residents can help save lives.

“This upcoming medication take back event will be easier to participate in than ever,” Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. “Just locate the site closest to you, drive in, and drop your meds off without even getting out of your car. Don’t forget those vapes, and pet meds, too. “Bucks County is number one. Let’s show the rest of the state how it’s done!”

Some sites will be drop-in and some will be drive-up locations. Look for directional signs.

When approaching a drive-up site, stay in your vehicle. Maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and other vehicles in line. Stay alert for pedestrians in the area and follow the directions of police or volunteers at the site. Pull up to the drop off location, place your meds into the box and drive away at a safe speed.

Unless indicated with an asterisk (*), locations are drive up and drop in sites. All sites are using COVID safety precautions.

BENSALEM TOWNSHIP >> GIANT Food Store, 2721 Street Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020

BRISTOL BOROUGH >> Borough Hall, 250 Pond St., Bristol, PA 19007

BRISTOL TOWNSHIP >> Keystone Elementary School, 1800 Keystone St.,

Croydon, PA 19021

BRISTOL TOWNSHIP >> Levittown Library Parking Lot, 7311 New Falls Rd., Levittown, PA 19055

BRISTOL TOWNSHIP >> Lower Bucks Hospital Main (Lobby Entrance), 501 Bath Rd., Bristol, PA 19007

BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP >> Township Building, 4613 Hughesian Dr., Buckingham, PA 18912

BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP >> Midway Fire Company, 3879 Durham Rd., Doylestown, PA 18902

CENTRAL BUCKS REGIONAL >> CVS Pharmacy, 160 South Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901.

CENTRAL BUCKS REGIONAL >> Rite Aid Pharmacy, 306 Town Center,

New Britain, PA 18901

DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Weis Market, 73 Old Dublin Pike, Doylestown, PA 18901

DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Doylestown Hospital, 595 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901

DUBLIN BOROUGH >> Dublin IGA Food Store, 161 North Main St., Dublin, PA 18917

FALLS TOWNSHIP >> Police Department, 188 Lincoln Hwy., Fairless Hills, PA 19030

HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Municipal Building, 13 West Creamery Rd. , Hilltown, PA 18927

HULMEVILLE BOROUGH >> William Penn Firehouse, 123 Main St., Hulmeville, PA 19047

LANGHORNE BOROUGH >> Borough Police Department, 114 East Maple Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047

LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Police Department, 1100 Edgewood Rd., Yardley, PA 19067

LOWER SOUTHAMPTON >> Poquessing Middle School, 300 Heights Ln., Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> GIANT Food Store, 4100 New Falls Rd., Levittown, PA 19056

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> GIANT Food Store, 168 North Flowers Mill Rd. Langhorne, PA 19047

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> St. Mary Medical Center (Main Lobby Entrance), 1201 Langhorne-Newtown Rd. Langhorne, PA 19047

MORRISVILLE BOROUGH >> Police Department, 35 Union St., Morrisville, PA 19067

NEW BRITAIN TOWNSHIP >> Police Department, 207 Park Ave. Chalfont, PA 18914

NEW BRITAIN TOWNSHIP >> GIANT Food Store, 4275 County Line Rd., Chalfont, PA 18914

NEW HOPE BOROUGH >> CVS Pharmacy, 302 West Bridge St., New Hope, PA 18938

NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Newtown Fire Association, 14 Liberty St., Newtown, PA 18940

NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Municipal Building, 100 Municipal Dr. Newtown, PA 18940

NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> Police Department 111 Township Rd. Richboro, PA 18954

PENNDEL BOROUGH >> Borough Hall,

300 South Bellevue Ave., Penndel, PA 19047

PENNRIDGE REGIONAL >> Police Department 200 Ridge Rd. Sellersville, PA 18960

PENNRIDGE REGIONAL >> Grand View Hospital, Outpatient Building, 700 Lawn Ave. Sellersville, PA 18960

PERKASIE BOROUGH >> Police Department, 311 South 9th St., Perkasie, PA 18944

PLUMSTEAD TOWNSHIP >> CVS Pharmacy, 4361 Swamp Rd., Doylestown, PA 18902

QUAKERTOWN BOROUGH >> Borough Hall, 35 North 3rd St., Quakertown, PA 18951

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP >> Police Department, 229 California Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951

SOLEBURY TOWNSHIP >> Police Department, 3092 Sugan Rd., Solebury, PA 18963

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP >> Springfield Elementary School, 1950 Route 212, Quakertown, PA 18951

TELFORD BOROUGH >> Indian Valley Public Library, 100 East Church Ave., Telford, PA 18969

TINICUM TOWNSHIP >> Wehrung’s Home Center, 7711 Easton Rd., Ottsville, PA 18942

TULLYTOWN BOROUGH >> Municipal Building, 500 Main St., Tullytown, PA 19007

UPPER MAKEFIELD >> Police Department, 1076 Eagle Rd. Newtown, PA 18940

UPPER SOUTHAMPTON >> Police Department, 939 Street Rd., Southampton, PA 18966

WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP >> ShopRite of Warminster* (Inside store, social distancing), 942 West Street Rd. Warminster, PA 18974

WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP >> Township Building Lobby, 852 Easton Rd., Warrington, PA 18976

WARWICK TOWNSHIP >> Wawa, 1937 York Rd. Jamison, PA 18929

YARDLEY BOROUGH >> Police Department, 56 South Main St., Yardley, PA 19067

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