Prescription Drug Disposal Program

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Drug addiction is a serious and growing problem across the United States and in Montgomery County, and abuse of prescription drugs, especially opiates, is a large part of it. As the problem worsens, so, too, do the consequences. Drug overdose deaths in Montgomery County grew to 249 deaths in 2016 and remained even at 245 deaths in 2017. Still far too many Montgomery County residents are being affected by this epidemic.  

The path to addiction and overdose often begins, research shows, with a young person taking pills from a home medicine cabinet, not seeing the harm in trying the “one little pill.” To reduce the availability of those drugs and keep them out of reach for abuse, the Prescription Drug Disposal Program was started in 2010.

A joint program by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County, with financial assistance from the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association and Pennsylvania American Water, the Prescription Drug Disposal Program provides a safe way for county residents to dispose of unwanted, unneeded and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. In addition to decreasing the circulating drug supply, the program also helps keep our water supply safe. Since 2010 more than 60,000 pounds of unwanted and expired medications have been collected and safely destroyed. 

Accepted:

Prescription tablets and capsules
Over-the-counter tablets and capsules
Inhalers
Creams and ointments
Nasal sprays
Pet medications
     
Not Accepted:

Intravenous and injectable solutions
Needles     
   
Participating Locations on April 27, 2019 include the following:
  
Abington Township Police Department, 1166 Old York Rd., Abington, PA 19001

Bridgeport Borough Police Department, 65 W. 4th St., Bridgeport, PA 19405

Cheltenham Township Police Department, 8230 Old York Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027

Collegeville Police Department at the Municipal Building, 491 E. Main St., Collegeville, PA 19426

Douglass Township Police Department at the Giant Food Store, 173 Holly Rd., Gilbertsville, PA 19525

East Norriton Township Police Department, 2501 Stanbridge St., East Norriton, PA 19401

Franconia Township Police Department at Franconia Elementary School, 366 Harleysville Pike, Souderton, PA 18964

Hatboro Police Department, 120 E. Montgomery Ave., Hatboro, PA 19040

Hatfield Township Police Department at the Administration Building, 1950 School Rd., Hatfield, PA 19440

Horsham Township Police Department at the Giant Food Store, 314 Horsham Rd., Horsham, PA 19044

Jenkintown Borough Police Department, 700 Summit Ave., Jenkintown, PA 19046

Lansdale Police Department, 35 Vine St., Lansdale, PA 19446

Limerick Township Police Department, 646 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA 19468

Lower Gwynedd Township Police Department, 1130 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA 19477

Lower Merion Police Department, 71 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003

Lower Moreland Township Police Department, 640 Red Lion Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Lower Pottsgrove Township Police Department at Sanatoga Fire Company, 2222 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464

Lower Providence Township Police Department, 100 Parklane Dr., Eagleville, PA 19403

Marlborough Township Police Department, 6040 Upper Ridge Rd., Green Lane, PA 18054

Montgomery Township Police Department at Wegmans, 500 Montgomery Mall North Wales, PA 19454

Narberth Borough Police Department 100 Conway Ave., Narberth, PA 19072

New Hanover Township Police Department, 2943 N. Charlotte St., Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Norristown Municipal Police Department, 235 E. Airy St., Norristown, PA 19401

North Wales Borough Police Department, 300 School St., North Wales, PA 19454

Plymouth Township Police Department, 700 Belvoir Rd., Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Pottstown Borough Police Department, 100 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464

Rockledge Borough Police Department, 1 Park Ave., Rockledge, PA 19046

Royersford Borough Police Department, 300 Main St., Royersford, PA 19468

Souderton Borough Police Department, 31 West Summit St., Souderton, PA 18964

Springfield Township Police Department, 1510 Paper Mill Rd., Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Towamencin Township Police Department, 1090 Troxel Rd., Lansdale, PA 19446

Upper Dublin Township Police Department, 801 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Washington, PA 19034

Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department, 1 Parkside Place, West Point, PA 19486

Upper Merion Township Police Department, 175 West Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406

Upper Moreland Township Police Department, 117 Park Ave., Willow Grove, PA 19090

Upper Perk Police Department, 88 W. 6th St., Pennsburg, PA 18073

Upper Pottsgrove Police Department, 1420 Heather Place, Pottstown, PA 19464

Upper Providence Township Police Department at Wegmans, 600 Commerce Drive, Collegeville, PA

West Conshohocken Police Department at the West Conshohocken Borough Hall, 112 Ford St., West Conshohocken, PA 19428

West Norriton Township Police Department, 1630 W. Marshall St., Norristown, PA 19403

West Pottsgrove Township Police Department, 980 Grosstown Rd., Stowe, PA 19464

Whitemarsh Police Department, 616 E. Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hills, PA 19444

Whitpain Township Police Department, 960 Wentz Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422