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 are growing rapidly, with 249 deaths recorded in 2016.

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 decreases the circulating drug supply, the program also helps keep our water supply safe.

Since the program began, more than 35,000 pounds of medicines have been collected and destroyed. At the most recent Take Back Day in April—a semi-annual event when people are encouraged to drop off their unwanted meds at local police stations—more than 7,000 pounds of medicines were collected.

Accepted:

Prescription tablets and capsules
Over-the-counter tablets and capsules
Liquid medications
Inhalers
Creams and ointments
Nasal sprays
Pet medications

Not Accepted:

Intravenous and injectable solutions
Needles

Drop your unwanted medicines off year-round at these locations:

Abington Township Police Department (24/7)
1166 Old York Road, Abington, PA  19001

Ambler Police Department (24/7)
122 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, PA 19002

Bridgeport Borough Police Department (8 a.m.–4 p.m. M-F)
4th & Mill Streets, Bridgeport, PA 19405

Bryn Athyn Police Department (24/7)
2825 Buck Rd., Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

Bryn Mawr Hospital Main Entrance (24/7)
130 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Cheltenham Police Department (6 a.m.–midnight daily)
8230 Old York Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027

Collegeville Police Department (9 a.m.–4 p.m., M-F)
491 E. Main St., Collegeville, PA 19426

Conshohocken Police Department (8 a.m.–4 p.m., M-F)
400 Fayette St., Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428

Douglass Township Police Department (8 a.m.–4 p.m. M-F)
1320 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA  19525

East Norriton Township Police Department (8 a.m.–4 p.m. M-F)
2501 Stanbridge St., East Norriton, PA  19401

Franconia Township Police Department (24/7)
671 Allentown Road, Telford, PA  18969

Hatboro Police Department (24/7)
120 E. Montgomery Ave., Hatboro, PA 19040

Hatfield Township Police Department (24 hours M-F)
2000 School Road, Hatfield, PA  19440

Holy Redeemer Hospital, North Entrance  (7 a.m.–8 p.m. daily)
1648 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA 19046

Horsham Police Department (24/7)
1025 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044

Jenkintown Police Department (8 a.m.–4 p.m., M-F)
700 Summit Ave., Jenkintown, PA 19046

Lankenau Medical Center, Medical Building West (6 a.m.-9 p.m. daily)
100 Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA 19096

Lansdale Borough Police Department (24/7)
35 Vine St., Lansdale, PA 19446

Limerick Township Police Department (8 a.m.–4 p.m. M-F)
646 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA  19468

Lower Frederick Police Department (8 a.m.–4 p.m., M-F)
Municipal Building, 53 Spring Mount Rd., Zieglerville, PA 19492

Lower Gwynedd Police Department (24/7)
1130 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA 19477

Lower Merion Township Police Department (24/7)
71 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, PA  19003

Lower Moreland Township Police Department (7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. M-F; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.)
640 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006

Lower Pottsgrove Township Police Department (8 a.m.-10 p.m. M-F; anytime by appointment)
2199 Buchert Road, Pottstown, PA 19464

Lower Providence Township Police Department (7 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F)
100 Parklane Drive, Eagleville, PA 19403

Lower Salford Township Police Department (7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F)
379 Main St., Harleysville, PA 19438

Marlborough Township Police Department (9 a.m.-2 p.m. M-F)
6040 Upper Ridge Road, Green Lane, PA 18054

Montgomery County Courthouse (8:30 a.m. –4:15 p.m. M-F)
Swede & Airy Streets, public entrances, Norristown, PA  19403

Montgomery Township Police Department (24/7)
1001 Stump Road, Montgomeryville, PA 18936

Narberth Borough Police Department (24/7)
100 Conway Ave., Narberth, PA 19072

New Hanover Township Police Department (24/7)
2943 N. Charlotte St., Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Norristown Police Department (24/7)
235 E. Airy St., Norristown, PA 19401

North Wales Police Department (8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., M-F)
Borough Hall, 300 School St., North Wales, PA 19454

Pennsylvania State Police, Troop K – Skippack Station (24/7)
2047C Bridge Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473

Plymouth Township Police Department (24/7)
700 Belvoir Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Pottstown Police Department (24/7)
100 E. High St., Pottstown, PA  19464

Rockledge Police Department (9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., M-F)
Borough Hall, 121 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046

Royersford Police Department (8 a.m.–4 p.m. M-F)
300 Main St., Royersford, PA 19468

Souderton Police Department (24/7)
31 W. Summit St., Souderton, PA  18964

Telford Borough Police Department (7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. M-F)
100 Penn Avenue, Telford, PA 18969

Towamencin Township Police Department (8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F, additional hours vary)
1090 Troxel Road, Kulpsville, PA 19443

Upper Dublin Township Police Department (24/7)
801 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Washington, PA  19034

Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F)
One Parkside Place, North Wales, PA 19454

Upper Merion Township Police Department (24/7)
175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Upper Perkiomen Police Department (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F)
88 W. 6th St., Pennsburg, PA 18073

Upper Providence Township Police Department (8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F)
1286 Black Rock Road, Oaks, PA 19456

West Conshohocken Police Department (8 a.m.–4 p.m., M-F)
1001 New DeHaven St., West Conshohocken, PA 19428

West Norriton Township Police Department (7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F)
1630 W. Marshall St., Jeffersonville, PA 19403

West Pottsgrove Police Department (24/7)
980 N. Grosstown Rd., Stowe, PA 19464

Whitemarsh Police Department (24/7)
616 E. Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

Whitpain Township Police Department (24/7)
960 Wentz Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Holy Redeemer Hospital, North Entrance  (7 a.m.–8 p.m. daily)
1648 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA 19046

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