Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29, and residents are encouraged to discard unused or expired medications at one of 17 secured locations in Lancaster County.
The national initiative is an effort to slow the abuse of prescription medications, often stolen by abusers from relatives or friends.
This is a free service and anonymous to those who take advantage of it.
Drop boxes are at the Lancaster County Courthouse (50 North Duke Street, Lancaster) and the county Probation/Parole Services building (40 East King Street, Lancaster).
Boxes are also located at these 15 police departments:
- Columbia Borough
- East Earl Township
- East Lampeter Township
- East Hempfield Township
- Ephrata Borough
- Lititz Borough
- Manheim Township
- New Holland Borough
- Northern Lancaster County Regional
- Northwest Regional
- Strasburg Borough
- Millersville University
- West Hempfield Township
- West Lampeter Township
- Southern Regional
In October 2016, Americans turned in 366 tons (over 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,200 sites operated by the Drug Enforcement Administration more than 4,000 of its state and local law-enforcement partners.
Only pills and other solids, like patches, can be brought to the collection sites. Liquids, needles, or other sharp objects will not be accepted.