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Bucks, Hunterdon Counties Holding National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

There will be local collection sites.

Expired medicines poured into a collection box during a Drug Take-Back Day event in the past. Credit: Naoto Anazawa

Bucks County and Hunterdon County will mark National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday by providing residents with numerous sites to safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

The Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission is spearheading the initiative on their side of the river, teaming up with local law enforcement and community coalitions.

According to the commission, there will be 47 collection sites operating across the county from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The drop-off locations are not limited to prescription drugs and they will also accept over-the-counter drugs, pet medications, vitamins, vaping devices, and other related items.

Thirty sites will additionally collect sharps, including needles.

Several locations will offer Narcan, a life-saving medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in overdose cases, available 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 (Sharps collection included)
• 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.

“This is one of the most highly successful projects in Bucks County and statewide,” Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission Executive Director Diane Rosati said.

“This is a collaborative project,” Rosati added, thanking all those who put it together.

Since 2010, more than 211,000 pounds of unused or unwanted medications were collected.

The commission stresses the importance of proper medication handling, emphasizing correct storage, adherence to prescribed use, and secure keeping to prevent misuse. Data from the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey revealed that half of the county’s students who misused prescription drugs had accessed them from a family member at home.

For more information about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, including a full list of drop-off locations, residents can visit or call 215-444-2700.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for 12 years for both newspaper and online publications. Tom’s reporting has appeared locally, nationally, and internationally across several mediums. He is proud to report on news in the county where he lives and to have created a reliable publication that the community deserves.

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