Prescription Drug Disposal

DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10 AM to 2 PM, Whitemarsh Township will hold a Prescription Drug Take-Back Event. Turn in your unused or expired medication or safe disposal at the Whitemarsh Police Department.

Drug Collection Box

The Whitemarsh Township Police Department, in cooperation with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office and the Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association, now offers a Drug Collection Box available in the lobby of the Police Department 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Turn in your unused / expired medication for safe disposal - no paperwork or forms - just drop-off at the Whitemarsh Police Station lobby and go!

Members of the Police Department will be working with the District Attorney's Office to insure the safe disposal of all of the medication that is turned in at our station.

Disposal of Prescription Drugs - Federal Guidelines

Do not flush prescription drugs down the toilet or drain unless the label or accompanying patient information specifically instructs to do so. For information on drugs that should be flushed, visit the FDA's website.

To dispose of prescription drugs not labeled to be flushed, you may be able to take advantage of a community drug take-back program for proper disposal.

If a drug take-back collection program is not available:
  • Take your prescription drugs out of their original containers
  • Mix drugs with an undesirable substance, such as cat litter or used coffee grounds
  • Put the mixture into a disposable container with a lid, such as an empty margarine tub, or into a sealable bag
  • Conceal or remove any personal information, including Rx number, on the empty containers by covering it with black permanent marker or duct tape, or by scratching it off.
  • Place the sealed container with the mixture and the empty drug containers in the trash.