APRIL 27 IS NATIONAL “DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY”
In conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 17th National Drug Take-Back Day, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and its partners will provide several local venues to safely dispose of unwanted medication on Saturday, April 27, 2019. This semi-annual nationwide event gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Drug Take-Back Day collection sites across the nation will accept pills and patches only; sites will not accept liquids, needles or sharps.
PRC will partner with Pennsylvania American Water and other organizations to host three drop-off collection events in western Pennsylvania on April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nationwide on Drug Take-Back Day, more than 5,000 collection sites enable patients, caregivers and pet owners to properly dispose of unwanted pills at no cost. (For a complete list of collection locations nationwide, visit www.DEAtakeback.com after April 1.)
Hundreds of drop-off locations will be available throughout western Pennsylvania, including approximately 50 sites in Allegheny County alone.
PRC and Pennsylvania American Water will sponsor these three collection events:
- GREEN TREE – Green Tree Borough Building, 10 W. Manilla Ave., Pgh., PA 15220
- LEBANON – Medical Rescue Team South, 315 Cypress Way, Pgh, PA 15228
- ROBINSON – The Mall at Robinson (parking lot near Dick’s Sporting Goods),100 Robinson Centre Dr., Pgh., PA 15205
For more information concerning the three local collection events sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council, visit http://prc.org/programs/collection-events/pharmaceuticals/ or call 412-488-7452.