County-wide drug take-back event
The 15th National Take Back Day drug collection event will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites across the county. 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. Collection sites are listed below, but computer users also can visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov and click on “Got Drugs” on the left to find convenient locations. Users can click on “search for a collection site near you” and then enter their zip code.
Medications will be collected at the following locations:
• Westgate Mall, main entrance, 2285 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. Bethlehem police will collect medications;
• Fountain Hill Police Department, 941 Long St., Fountain Hill;
• Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, 2930 Airport Rd., Bethlehem;
In addition to these locations, St. Luke’s University Health Network will be offering collection sites at both their Fountain Hill Campus, 801 Ostrum St., and Allentown Campus, 1736 Hamilton St. Citizens can follow signage to find where to drop off their unwanted medications at either St. Luke’s campus.
Year-round collection boxes are located at the Bethlehem Police Department, 10 East Church St., Bethlehem. Monday‐Friday, excluding holidays, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; visitors entering the city hall location should advise the front desk that they are there to go to the Police Department to discard unwanted medications. A box also is located at Lehigh Valley Hospital ‐‐ Muhlenberg