BUCKS COUNTY >> This year’s Prescription Drug Take Back Day is going to look a bit different, but rest assured in addition to safety precautions, all sites will be accepting unused, unneeded and expired prescription medications via a drive up and drop in system.
Here’s what to do.
Find the site nearest you by visiting bcdac.org. 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.
Bucks County Take Back Day takes place on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 47 sites located throughout the county.
The following products may be dropped off during Take Back Day: Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications, i.e. tablets and capsules;
liquid medications, inhalers, creams, ointments and nasal sprays; pet medications; and vaping devices, cartridges, pods and e-liquids (please remove batteries). Do not bring injectables, needles or Illicit substances.
Why is Take Back Day important?
- According to the 2019 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS), when asked how they obtained prescription drugs they used without a doctor’s prescription, 42.9 percent of Bucks County students responded that they “took them from a family member living in my home.”
- More than 50 percent 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 14 and older, after marijuana and alcohol.
- Now is a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet for safe disposal of unused, unneeded or expired medications. Bring all your unneeded medications – including pet meds and vape products – to one of Bucks County Take Back Collection sites.
Using vaping devices may help some people stop smoking, but data shows those who vape are four times as likely to begin smoking traditional cigarettes as those who don’t vape. Bring vaping products for safe disposal.
- When drugs are flushed down the toilet, filters may not remove all of the chemicals.
Some items commonly accepted at permanent medication collection boxes include: prescription and over-the-counter medications, tablets, capsules, patches, creams, vitamins, pet medications, ointments and inhalers.
Visit one of the collection sites located in Bucks County to safely dispose unwanted, unused or expired meds.
Remember to remove any personal information from bottles before safely disposing them on Saturday, April 24. Drive up and drop in your unneeded or unwanted medications at one of 47 sites. And bring your pet meds too.
Visit bcdac.org to find a collection site nearest to you.
BENSALEM >> GIANT Food Store*, 2721 Street Rd., Bensalem 19020
BRISTOL BOROUGH >> Bristol Borough Hall, 250 Pond Street, Bristol 19007.
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP >> Lower Bucks Hospital Main Lobby Entrance, 501 Bath Rd., Bristol 19007
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP >> Bucks County Technical High School, 610 Wistar Rd., Fairless Hills 19030.
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP >> Bristol Township Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Rd., Bristol 19020
BUCKINGHAM >> Buckingham Township Building, 4613 Hughesian Dr., Buckingham 18912.
BUCKINGHAM >> Midway Fire Company, 3879 Durham Rd., Doylestown 18902.
CENTRAL BUCKS >> CVS Pharmacy, 160 South Main St., Doylestown 18901
CENTRAL BUCKS >> RITE Aid Pharmacy, 306 Town Center, New Britain 18901
DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Doylestown Hospital, 595 West State Street, Doylestown 18901
DOYLESTOWN >> Weis Market, 73 Old Dublin Pike, Doylestown 18901
DUBLIN BOROUGH >> Dublin IGA Food Store, 161 North Main St., Dublin, 18917
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> Falls Township Police Department, 188 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills 19030
HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Hilltown Municipal Building*, 13 West Creamery Rd., Hilltown 18927
HULMEVILLE BOROUGH >> Hulmeville Police Department, 321 Main St., Hulmeville 19047
LANGHORNE BOROUGH >> Langhorne Borough Police Department, 114 East Maple Ave., Langhorne 19047
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Lower Makefield Police Department, 1100 Edgewood Rd., Yardley 19067
LOWER SOUTHAMPTON >> Poquessing Middle School, 300 Heights Lane, Feasterville-Trevose 19053
MIDDLETOWN >> St. Mary Medical Center (Main Lobby Entrance), 1201 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne, 19047
MIDDLETOWN >> GIANT Food Store, 168 North Flowers Mill Rd., Langhorne, 19047.
MIDDLETOWN >> GIANT Food Store, 4100 New Falls Rd., Levittown 19056
MORRISVILLE BOROUGH >> Morrisville Borough Police Department, 35 Union St., Morrisville 19067
NEW BRITAIN >> New Britain Police Department, 207 Park Ave., Chalfont 18914
NEW BRITAIN >> GIANT Food Store, 4275 County Line Rd., Chalfont 18914
NEW HOPE BOROUGH >> CVS Pharmacy, 302 West Bridge St., New Hope 18938
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Newtown Fire Association, 14 Liberty Street, Newtown 18940
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Newtown Township Municipal Building, 100 Municipal Dr., Newtown, 18940
NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> Northampton Police Department, 111 Township Rd., Richboro 18954
PENNDEL BOROUGH >> Penndel Borough Hall, 300 South Bellevue Ave., Penndel 19047
PENNRIDGE REGIONAL >> Police Department, 200 Ridge Rd., Sellersville 18960
PENNRIDGE REGIONAL >> Grand View Hospital Outpatient Building, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville 18960
PERKASIE BOROUGH >> Perkasie Police Department, 311 South 9th Street, Perkasie 18944
PLUMSTEAD TOWNSHIP >> CVS Pharmacy, 4361 Swamp Rd., Doylestown 18902
QUAKERTOWN BOROUGH >> Quakertown Borough Hall, 35 North 3rd St., Quakertown 18951
QUAKERTOWN >> St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus Main Entrance, 3000 St. Luke’s Dr., Quakertown 18951
RICHLAND TOWNSHIP >> Richland Police Department, 229 California Rd., Quakertown 18951
SOLEBURY TOWNSHIP >> Solebury Police Department, 3092 Sugan Rd., Solebury 18963
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP >> Springfield Elementary School, 1950 Route 212, Quakertown 18951
TELFORD BOROUGH >> Indian Valley Public Library, 100 East Church Ave., Telford 18969
TINICUM TOWNSHIP >> Wehrung’s Home Center, 7711 Easton Rd., Ottsville 18942
TULLYTOWN BOROUGH >> Tullytown Municipal Building, 500 Main St., Tullytown 19007
UPPER MAKEFIELD >> Upper Makefield Police Department, 1076 Eagle Rd., Newtown, 18940
UPPER SOUTHAMPTON >> Upper Southampton Police Department, 939 Street Rd., Southampton 18966
WARMINSTER >> ShopRite, 924 West Street Rd., Warminster 18974
WARRINGTON >> Warrington Township Building, 2330 Lower Barness Rd., Warrington 18976
WARWICK >> Wawa*, 1937 York Rd., Jamison 18929
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> Yardley Borough Police Department, 56 South Main Street, Yardley 19067
*Sharps collection and Narcan Drive-Thru Event at these sites only