National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Senators Lisa Baker and Gene Yaw remind constituents to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on April 28 as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held April 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. For more information, click here.

Among the local locations offering this convenience on April 28 are:

  • CVS, Business Route 6 and Route 29, Tunkhannock
  • Forest City Emergency Services, 380 Railroad St., Forest City
  • Great Bend Police Department, 335 Washington St., Great Bend
  • Lech’s Pharmacy, 1 Kim Avenue, Tunkhannock
  • Rite Aid, 420 Tioga West Plaza, Tunkhannock
  • Schneider’s Market, 171 Erie Boulevard, Susquehanna Depot
  • Wright Township Police Department, 321 South Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top

If you can not make it out to one of these boxes, remember that throughout the 20th District, prescription drug take back boxes are set up year round offering a safe, convenient disposal site for those wishing to discard their unwanted and unused pills.

Among those permanent locations are:

In Luzerne County:

  • Geisinger CareSite Pharmacy, 114 Lt. Michael Cleary Drive, Dallas
  • State Police at Hazleton, 250 Dessen Dr., West Hazleton
  • Kingston Township Police Department, 180 East Center St., Shavertown
  • Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office, 200 North River St., Wilkes-Barre

In Pike County:

  • State Police at Blooming Grove, 434 Route 402, Hawley
  • Lords Valley Village Pharmacy, Route 739, Lords Valley Traders Market, Lords Valley
  • Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, 10 Avenue I, Matamoras
  • Pike County Sheriff’s Office, 500 Broad St., Milford

In Susquehanna County:

  • Susquehanna County Courthouse, 105 Maple St., Montrose
  • State Police at Gibson, 2856 Route 848,  New Milford

In Wayne County:

  • State Police at Honesdale, 14 Collan Park, Honesdale
  • Wayne County District Attorney’s Office, 925 Court St., Honesdale

In Wyoming County:

  • State Police at Tunkhannock, 915 Route 6 West, Tunkhannock
  • Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, 1 Courthouse Square, Tunkhannock

While state police boxes are available 24/7, other locations may vary, so individuals should call to verify public access hours.