Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 26, 2013, from 10am to 2pm.
Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?
It used to be advised to dispose of unused medications by flushing them down the toilet. However, this practice has been questioned due to trace levels of drug residues being found in surface water, such as rivers and lakes, and in some community drinking water supplies.
Pennsylvania residents who have unwanted prescriptions and other medications in the home can have them properly discarded during the National Take Back Initiative on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Area locations participating in the event include:
- Pennsylvania State Police – Honesdale Barracks, 14 Collan Park, Honesdale
- Pennsylvania State Police Barracks, 113 Enforcer Lane, Swiftwater
- Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, 2454 Route 940, Pocono Summit
- Pennsylvania State Police – Blooming Grove Barracks, 434 Route 402, Hawley
- Susquehanna County Courthouse, 105 Maple St., Montrose
- Pennsylvania State Police – Gibson Barracks, 2856 SR-848
- Jefferson Township Ambulance Building, SR-247 & SR-348
- Moscow Borough Municipal Building, 123 Van Brunt St., Moscow
- Scranton Police Department, 100 S. Washington Ave., Scranton
- Pennsylvania State Police Department, 85 Keystone Industrial Park, Dunmore
- Jermyn Police Department, 440 Jefferson Ave, Jermyn
- Jessup Police Department, 395 Lane St., Jessup
- Olyphant Police Station, 604 Park St., Olyphant