National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled a Prescription Drug Take Back Day for Saturday, October 29.
Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs while educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medication.
According to the DEA April’s National Take Back Day resulted in:
- Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,427
- Total Collection Sites: 5,144
- Total Weight Collected: 721,093 lbs. (360 Tons)
- Total Weight All Time: 15,989,566 lbs. (7,995 Tons)
In Pennsylvania just under 33,000 pounds was collected, according to DEA data.
For drop-off locations, what can be disposed of click here
For this weekend’s drug take-back event the community and their families are encouraged
to fill out a take back challenge sheet with your family!
Bring your completed sheet to one of the Take Back sites in Bucks County and receive a fun prize (while supplies last). Don’t forget to share what you do on social media and use the hashtag #BucksTakeBackChallenge