Monday, September 24, 2012

DelCo Drug Take-Back Day

Prozac pills croppedDistrict Attorney John J. Whelan joined Delaware County Council to urge residents to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs during national Take-Back Day set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at 16 locations throughout the county.
The Take-Back initiative is a nationwide campaign that aims to collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and properly dispose of them. The program is free, anonymous and will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 29 at 16 collection sites.
According to officials, those who participate in this event will help reduce the supply of prescription drugs available to those who might otherwise try to steal, abuse or sell them. At the Take-Back event, collection sites will anonymously accept both prescription and over-the-counter products that are solid in nature (tablets or capsules) with no questions asked. However, any intravenous solutions, injectables, needles, or illegal substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine will not be accepted. This effort is specifically for prescription and over-the-counter medications only.

Take-Back sites in Delaware County that will accept prescription drugs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, include:

Aldan Municipal Building: 1 West Providence Road, Aldan
Brookhaven Municipal Center: 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven
Chester Police Department: 160 E. 7th St., Chester
Eddystone Police Department/Lighthouse Hall: 1401 E. 9th St., Crum Lynne
Glenolden Police Department: 38 Boon Ave., Glenolden
Marcus Hook Community Center: 7 W. Delaware Ave., Marcus Hook
Marple Township: Giant, 2910 Springfield Road, Broomall
Media Borough Police Department: 301 N. Jackson St., Media
PA State Police Barricks: 1342 W. Baltimore Pike, Middletown
Nether Providence Police Station: 214 Sykes Lane, Wallingford
Radnor Township Municipal Building: Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Rd., Wayne
Sharon Hill Police Department: 1110 Spring Street, Sharon Hill
Springfield Township Building: 50 Powell Road, Springfield
Tinicum Township Police Department: 629 North Gov. Printz Blvd., Essington
Upper Chichester Police Department: 8400 Furey Road, Upper Chichester
Upper Darby High School: 601 Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill

For more information about the nationwide Take-Back event visit www.dea.gov. Information is also available on the County website at www.co.delaware.pa.us.

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