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Here's where to take unwanted meds in Bucks, Montgomery

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Oct 14 2013 11:18:40 AM CDT
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If you have unwanted pills in your house, there's a safe way to dispose of them.

The seventh National Take Back Drug Day is set for Saturday, Oct. 26 at several locations around the area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It's a way to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted medications, liquid products, creams in containers and pet medications.

The service is free and no questions will be asked.

Syringes with needles and other sharps will not be accepted.

In Bucks County, old drugs will be accepted at the following locations:

Levittown Library parking lot, 7311 New Falls Rd., Levittown
Target Pharmacy, 2331 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne
Penndel Borough Hall, 300 S. Bellevue Ave., Penndel
Grundy Gardens/Lamont Plaza Senior Housing parking lot, 430 S. Olds Blvd., Fairless Hills
Falls Twp., Police Department, 188 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills
Giant Foods, 4275 County Line Road, Chalfont
Acme Pharmacy, 505 W. Butler Ave., Chalfont
New Britain Twp., Police Dept., 207 Park Ave., Chalfont
Buckingham Twp., Police Dept., 4613 Hughesian Dr., Buckingham
Quakertown Borough Hall, 35 N. Third St., Quakertown
Richland Twp., Police Dept., 229 California Rd., Quakertown
Springfield Elementary School, 1950 Rt. 212, Quakertown
Richboro Shop N Bag, Richboro Plaza, 1025 Second St. Pike, Richboro
Upper Makefield Twp. Police Dept., 1076 Eagle Rd., Newtown
Newtown Twp. Admin. Bldg., 100 Municipal Dr., Newtown
Newtown Fire Assn., 14 Liberty St., Newtown
Bristol Borough Municipal Bldg., 250 Pond St., Bristol
Yardley Borough Police Dept., 56 S. Main St., Yardley
Lower Makefield Twp. Police Dept., 1100 Edgewood Rd., Yardley
Lower Southampton Police Dept., 1500 Desire Ave., Feasterville
Warwick Twp. Police Dept., 1733 Township Greene, Jamison
Giant Foods, 720 W. Street Road, Warminster
Warminster Twp. Police Dept., 401 Gibson Ave., Warminster
Giant Foods, 2721 Street Road, Bensalem
CVS Pharmacy, 3943 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem
Giant Foods, 6542 E. Logan Square, New Hope
CVS Pharmacy, 302 W. Bridge St., New Hope
Pennridge Regional Police Dept., 200 Ridge Rd., Sellersville
CVS Pharmacy, 1456 Ferry Rd., Doylestown
CVS Pharmacy, 160 S. Main St., Doylestown
Warrington Twp., Police Dept., 852 Easton Rd., Warrington
Redner's Market, 1661 Easton Rd., Warrington
Kmart, 4377 Swamp Rd., Doylestown
Giant Foods, 4001 New Falls Rd., Levittown
Southampton Estates, 238 Street Rd., Southampton
Upper Southampton Police Dept., 939 Street Rd., Southampton
Rite Aid Pharmacy, 410 Second Street Pike, Southampton
Perkasie Borough Police Dept., 311 S. Ninth St., Perkasie
Hilltown Twp. Municipal Bldg., 13 W. Creamery Rd., Hilltown

Montgomery County collection sites:

Upper Dublin Twp. Police Dept., 801 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Washington
Hatfield Twp. Admin. Bldg., 1950 School Rd., Hatfield
Giant Foods, 314 Horsham Rd., Horsham
Souderton Police Dept., 31 W. Summit St., Souderton
Giant Foods, 173 Holly Rd., Gilbertsville
Walgreens, 710 North Wales Rd., North Wales
Rockledge Police Dept., 1 Park Ave., Rockledge
Norristown Municipal Bldg. parking lot, 235 E. Airy St., Norristown
West Conshohocken Borough Hall, 112 Ford St., Conshohocken
State Police Skippack Barracks, 2047-C Bridge Rd., Schwenksville
Giant Foods, 50 E. Wynnewood Rd., Wynnewood
Upper Merion Twp. Police Dept., 175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia
Giant Foods, 315 N. York Rd., Willow Grove
Giant Foods, 1760 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell
Whitemarsh Twp. Police Dept., 616 E. Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill
Franconia Twp. Police Dept., 671 Allentown Rd., Telford
Lutheran Community at Telford, 235 N. Washington Ave., Telford
Montgomery County Courthouse rear loading dock, Swede and Airy streets, Norristown

The event, which was started in 2010, was coordinated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including those found in the home medicine cabinet.

In addition, citizens are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines – flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash – both pose potential safety and health hazards.

To find a location near you, click on the DEA website.