Calling all New Hope-Solebury and area residents! It's time to clean out your medicine cabinet and participate in the April 2018 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. When you participate, you are joining a national and county-level movement to save lives and protect the environment. Drop off your medications between 10AM and 2PM on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Participating locations are:
- Solebury Township Police Department, 3092 N. Sugan Rd. Solebury, PA 18963
- CVS Pharmacy, 302 W. Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938
- Giant Pharmacy, 6542 Lower York Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
*Note: Medical sharps and needles (e.g., insulin syringes & injectable) and iodine-containing medications and mercury-containing thermometers cannot be accepted in our collection receptacles and will need to be handled using means recommended by the state of Pennsylvania.
If you miss the date, don't worry! You can drop off your medications for safe disposal all year-round during business hours at our New Hope Police Department and Solebury Township Police Department offices.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Days address a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.