Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

National Drug Take Back Day on April 29

Monday, April 24, 2017 by Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com in Local News

The 13th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29.

Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 11 sites in the county.

Residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications, and liquids.

Syringes or Sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.

If residents can’t dispose of their medications during the April 2017 Take Back Day, they can deposit unused drugs in the permanent collection boxes.

Computer users also can visit deadiversion.usdoj.gov and click on “Got Drugs” on the left to find locations.

Click on “search for a collection site near you” and then enter Zip code.

DEA personnel will take the drugs to an incinerator where they will be burned.

This event is being coordinated by the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office, area police departments, Allentown Health Bureau, Pa. State Police and the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration.