The National Drug Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on drug use and health.
Each day, approximently 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time, according to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.
National Drug Take-Back Day is:
Saturday, April 28, 2012
10:00AM - 2:00PM
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Details about National Take-Back Day:
The program is anonymous.
Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications (i.e. tablets and capsules) are accepted.
Intra-venous solutions, injectables, liquids, or needles will not be accepted.
Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.
Delaware County Drop Off Locations
Aldan Borough: Aldan Police Department, 1 West Providence Rd. , Clifton Heights , PA
Brookhaven Borough: Brookhaven Municipal Center , 2 Cambridge Rd., Suite 200 , Brookhaven , PA
Eddystone Borough: Eddystone Lighthouse Hall, 1401 E. 9th St. , Eddystone , PA
Glenolden Borough: Glenolden Police Department, 38 Boon Ave. , Glenolden , PA
Marcus Hook Borough: Marcus Hook Community Center , 7 W. Delaware Ave. , Marcus Hook, PA
Marple Township: Giant Food Store, 2910 Springfield Rd. , Broomall , PA
Media Borough: Media Police Department, 301 N. Jackson St. , Media , PA
Middletown Township : PA State Police Baracks, 1342 W. Baltimore Pike, Media , PA
Nether Providence Township : Nether Providence Police Department, 214 Sykes Lane , Wallingford , PA
Radnor Township: Radnor Township Building, 301 Iven Ave., Wayne, PA AND Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Rd., Wayne, PA
Ridley Park Borough: Ridley Park Police Department, 230 W. Chester Pike, Ridley Park , PA
Ridley Township: Ridley Township Police Department, 100 East MacDade Blvd., Folsom, PA
Sharon Hill Borough: Sharon Hill Borough Hall, 250 Sharon Ave. , Sharon Hill, PA
Springfield Township : Springfield Township Building , 50 Powell Rd. , Springfield , PA
Tinicum Township: Tinicum Township Police Department, 629 North Governor Printz Blvd. , Essington , PA
Upper Darby Township : Upper Darby High School , 601 Lansdowne Ave. , Upper Darby , PA
For more information and updated
collection location information, please visit: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/
Collection sites are added frequently
so be sure to check for updated sites often!