45 locations listed across Montgomery County for collecting unwanted medications

By MediaNews Group
PUBLISHED:April 22, 2024 at 12:41 p.m. | UPDATED:April 22, 2024 at 12:46 p.m.


NORRISTOWN — Forty-five locations across Montgomery County will serve as drop-off locations for residents to rid their homes of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications during Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, announced District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Whitpain Township Police Chief Kenneth Lawson, the president of the Montgomery County Police Chiefs Association.

The 45 participating locations are:

• Abington Township Police Department, 1166 Old York Rd., Abington

• Ambler Police Department, 131 Rosemary Ave., Ambler

• Bridgeport Police Department, 65 West 4th St., Bridgeport

• Cheltenham Police Department, 8230 Old York Rd., Elkins Park

• Collegeville Borough Police Department, 491 E. Main St., Collegeville

• Conshohocken Police Department, 400 Fayette St., Conshohocken

• Douglass Township Police Department, 1456 East Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville

• East Norriton Township Police Department, 2501 Stanbridge St., East Norriton

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

• Hatboro Police Department, 120 E. Montgomery Ave., Hatboro

• Hatfield Police Department, 2000 School Rd., Hatfield

• Jenkintown Police, 700 Summit Ave., Jenkintown

• Lansdale Borough Police Department, 1 Vine St., Lansdale

• Limerick Township Police Department, 646 W. Ridge Pk., Limerick

• Lower Frederick Township Police Department, 53 Spring Mount Rd., Schwenksville

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

• Lower Merion Township Police Department, 71 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

• Lower Pottsgrove Township Police Department, 2199 Buchert Rd., Pottstown

• Lower Providence Township Police Department, 100 Parklane Drive, Eagleville

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

• Narberth Police Department, 100 Conway Ave., Narberth

• New Hanover Township Police Department, 2373 Hoffmansville Rd., Frederick

• Norristown Police Department, 235 E. Airy St., Norristown

• North Wales Borough Police Department at Borough Hall, 300 School St., North Wales

• Pennsylvania State Police, Troop K—Skippack Station, 2071A Cressman Rd., Schwenksville

• Plymouth Township Police Department, 700 Belvoir Rd., Plymouth Meeting

• Pottstown Police Department, 100 E. High St., Pottstown

• Royersford Police Department, 300 Main Street, Royersford

• Souderton Police Department, 31 W. Summit St., Souderton

• Springfield Township Police Department, 1510 Paper Mill Rd., Wyndmoor

• Towamencin Township Police Department, 1090 Troxel Road, Kulpsville

• Upper Dublin Township Police Department, 520 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington

• Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department, 1 Parkside Place, North Wales

• Upper Merion Township Police Department, 175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia

• Upper Moreland Township Police Department, 117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove

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

• Upper Pottsgrove Township Police Department, 420 Heather Place, Pottstown

• West Conshohocken Police Department at Borough Hall, 112 Ford St., Conshohocken

• West Norriton Township Police Department, 1630 W. Marshall St., Jeffersonville

• West Pottsgrove Township Police Department, 980 Grosstown Rd., Stowe

• Whitemarsh Township Police Department, 616 E. Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill

• Whitpain Township Police Department, 960 Wentz Rd., Blue Bell

Grocery store locations staffed by police are:

• Giant Food Store (Montgomery Township Police), 1202 Knapp Rd., North Wales

• Giant Food Store (Horsham Police), 314 Horsham Road, Horsham

• Wegmans at Providence Town Center (Upper Providence Township Police), 600 Commerce Drive, Collegeville

All locations will be staffed by police officers during the four hours of the event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Additional drop-off sites may be added.

Accepted during Drug Take Back Day — and throughout the year at permanent MedReturn boxes — are prescription and over-the-counter tablets and capsules, inhalers, creams, ointments, nasal sprays, pet medicines and vaping products. Not accepted are needles, liquid medications and intravenous or injectable solutions.

If residents can’t make it to Drug Take Back Day, unwanted medications can be dropped off and disposed of throughout the year at more than 50 permanent prescription drug disposal boxes, most of which are located at police departments. Some of these boxes were sponsored by the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and some by Pennsylvania American Water in an effort to help keep the local water supply safe. The list of permanent, year-round drop-off locations can be found at www.montgomerycountypa.gov/DA, then click on the “Drug Disposal Program” nav tab.

Since the Drug Take Back program began in 2010, more than 119,000 pounds of medicines have been collected and safely disposed of.