Countywide Medication Collection Event Saturday – LevittownNow.com


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Get rid of your unused, unneeded, or expired prescription medications this weekend.

Bucks County’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at locations across the county.

The event will collect prescription medications, vaping products, over-the-counter, and pet medications for safe disposal.

Below are the drop-off locations in the Levittown area:

  • Bristol Borough Hall, 250 Pond Street, Bristol
  • Bristol Township Municipal Complex, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol
  • Falls Township Police Department, 188 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills
  • Giant Food Store, 4001 New Falls Road, Levittown
  • Giant Food Store, 168 North Flowers Mill Road, Langhorne
  • Hulmeville Borough Police Department, 321 Main Street, Hulmeville
  • Langhorne Borough Hall, 114 East Maple Avenue, Langhorne
  • Levittown Library, 3 Library Way, Levittown
  • Lower Bucks Hospital – Lobby, 501 Bath Road, Bristol
  • Penndel Police Department, 300 South Bellevue Avenue, Penndel
  • St. Mary Medical Center – Main Lobby, 121 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne
  • Tullytown Police Department, 500 Main Street, Tullytown

In addition to the medication collections, several sites will be collecting sharps used to inject medications. Those sites will also distribute overdose-reversal medication naloxone while supplies last.

The Lower Bucks County sharps collection sites are at the Giant Food Store at 2721 Street Road in Bensalem Township, the Falls Township Police Department at 188 Lincoln Highway in Fairless Hills, and the Newtown Fire Association at 14 Liberty Street in Newtown Borough.

Click here for more information about what medications will be accepted and additional resources.

“Here’s a very easy way you can help,” District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. “It’s something every person can do.”

Diane Rosati, executive director of the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, stressed the importance of the event and noted collections can also be made year-round at numerous sites.

“We want residents every day to go to one of their local boxes to drop off their meds so they don’t get diverted,” she said.

Since first taking part in the drug take back day in 2010, Bucks County has collected 172,000 pounds of unused medications. Bucks County’s totals have been the highest in Pennsylvania.

To find a list of year-round medication collection box locations, click here.

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