11 Area Police Agencies Join Drug Take-Back

11 Area Police Agencies Join Drug Take-BackNORRISTOWN PA – Officers from 11 western Montgomery County police departments will be among agencies joining an effort Saturday (Oct. 26, 2019) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect unwanted, unneeded, and expired medications as part of a Drug Take-Back Day organized by the district attorney’s office and the Police Chiefs Association.

While most locations are found at police departments and municipal buildings, two area supermarkets – Wegmans in Collegeville and Giant in Gilbertsville – also will serve as drop-off locations staffed by police.

Participating local police departments and their collection sites include:

  • Collegeville Police Department at the municipal building, 491 E. Main St., Collegeville;
  • Douglass Township Police Department at the Giant Food Store, 173 Holly Rd., Gilbertsville;
  • Limerick Township Police Department, 646 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick;
  • Lower Pottsgrove Township Police at Sanatoga Fire Company, 2222 E. High St., Sanatoga;
  • New Hanover Township Police Department, 2943 N. Charlotte St., Gilbertsville;
  • Pottstown Borough Police Department, 100 E. High St., Pottstown;
  • Royersford Borough Police Department, 300 Main St., Royersford;
  • Upper Perkiomen Police Department, 88 W. 6th St., Pennsburg;
  • Upper Pottsgrove Police Department, 1420 Heather Place, Pottstown;
  • Upper Providence Township Police at Wegmans in Providence Town Shopping Center, Route 29, Collegeville; and the
  • West Pottsgrove Township Police Department, 980 Grosstown Rd., Stowe.

Take-Back Day in Montgomery County, which coincides with a similar effort nationwide, offers residents a chance to clean out their medicine cabinets of undesired prescription and over-the-counter medications and dispose of them easily in a safe, environmentally friendly way.

The last two collections, held during April 2019 and October 2018, yielded a combined total of 16,772 pounds of prescriptions and medications. Since it began in 2010, the local Take-Back program has collected and disposed of nearly 70,000 pounds of medicines.

Photo from Google Images;
graphic from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office