Bucks County had another successful medication collection event. Law Enforcement Officers collected unneeded, unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal at 50 public locations throughout the county on October 27, 2018. Collection totals exceeded 9, 843.lbs, bringing Bucks County to a total-to-date of 117,166.91 lbs. since 2010 when collections began in the county. All medications collected are incinerated out of Bucks County and are overseen by Law Enforcement from the point of collection through to incineration.
It is important to follow safe practices with all medications. This includes storing medications properly, taking medications only as prescribed and safely disposing of both prescribed and over-the-counter medications by participating in biannual collection events or by using a 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 34 permanent drop off sites located in police stations throughout Bucks County. 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. Use the link, buckscounty.org/LivingAndWorking/MedicationTakeBack, to find locations nearest to you. Or go to the link Drug Medication Collection Boxes (on the right of this blog) for box site locations.
For more information contact Ms. Donna Foisy at firstname.lastname@example.org.