(Adams County, PA) Looking for a safe way to get rid of your unused or expired medication that is also good for the environment? If so, mark your calendar. The 25th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (26th in Adams County) is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Twice a year, our local law enforcement and Collaborating For Youth volunteers team up with DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) to host drug collections. The eight FREE TAKE BACK sites will offer a safe, convenient, and totally anonymous opportunity for residents to clean out and take back their expired and unused prescriptions, over-the-counter meds, and pet meds. Loose pills, liquids, creams, and pill packs will be accepted. No needles, sharps, or intravenous solutions can be accepted. E-cigarette and vaping devices with lithium batteries removed may be disposed of. You can find the location of collection sites in Biglerville, Gettysburg, Carroll Valley, Hanover, Littlestown, McSherrystown, New Oxford, and York Springs by visiting the website www.cfygettysburg.com/mtb In addition, the Adams County Coalition for Overdose Awareness & Recovery will be distributing naloxone, a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose, at all of our Take Back locations.
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety and public health issue leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, overdose, and possibly death. When you TAKE BACK your medications, you are helping to ensure they do not get into the hands and mouths of unsuspecting children. Unused prescription medications thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused, or illegally sold. Adams County is not insulated from such problems. Help prevent addiction and overdose deaths. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives, protects your family and community, and protects the environment.
If you miss this TAKE BACK, you can still safely dispose of your drugs. There are Medication Collection Boxes located throughout the county, available year-round. To find one near you, please, visit www.cfygettysburg.com/mtb or call Lisa Lindsey at 717-338-0300.
Adams County residents can safely dispose of needles and sharps by visiting the outdoor kiosk located at United Hook & Ladder Co. 33 Station 3 Fire/EMS/Rescue, located at 10 Elm Avenue, Bonneauville.
So, remember, if you’ve got drugs, Keep them Safe! Clean them out! Take them back! Saturday, October 28, from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Collaborating for Youth, our community coalition, is comprised of 25 partner organizations and community members with a broad volunteer base throughout Adams County, Pennsylvania. Their mission is to develop the positive potential of youth within safe and supportive families and communities.