Saturday marks National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Bucks and Hunterdon counties.
The Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, in collaboration with law enforcement and community coalitions, will host medication collection events Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the City of Lambertville, police are taking on the task.
There will be 48 collection sites in Bucks County for this Saturday.
Residents can drive or walk up to deposit any unused or expired medications for safe disposal at the locations in Pennsylvanias.
Officers will also accept over-the-counter drugs, pet medications, vitamins, vaping items, and more. Additionally, 30 county sites will take both medications and sharps. Some locations will offer Narcan, while supplies last.
Below are the drop-off locations in the New Hope-Lambertville area:
• CVS Pharmacy, 302 West Bridge Street, New Hope
• Solebury Township Police Department, 3092 Sugan Road, Solebury
• Lambertville Police Department, 349 North Main Street, Lambertville
The commission emphasized the importance of safely handling medications—storing them correctly, using only as directed, and ensuring they are securely kept.
“We’ve been doing this take back since 2010, and we have now eclipsed 201,000 pounds of unused, unwanted, and expired medications,” Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission Executive Director Diane Rosati said.
Bucks County’s 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey data revealed that half of the county’s students who misused prescription drugs obtained them from a family member in their household.
For further details on Prescription Drug Take Back Day, including site locations, visit bcdac.org or call 215-444-2700.