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Posted on: October 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] DEA National Take Back Day - October 26, 2019

DEA Drug Take Back October 2019


Upcoming National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019 between 10:00AM-2:00PM

Disposal Location:

Upper Moreland Township Police Department

117 Park Avenue

Willow Grove, PA 19090

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled its 18th National Take-Back Initiative (NTBI), which will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The DEA’s Philadelphia Field Division will oversee the NTBI efforts for the states of Delaware and Pennsylvania. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

The NTBI aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

E-Cigarette & Vaping Devices Disposal Information

To help combat the continued vaping health crisis across the country, DEA will be collecting vaping pens and cartridges at NTBI collection sites. Through discussions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DEA has determined that vaping pens without the internal batteries are considered household hazardous waste, the exact same waste designation as the NTBI collected pharmaceuticals and can therefore be co-mingled with NTBI materials. Pens with batteries in them, however, are a different waste stream designation and, more importantly, are considered a potential fire hazard. For those that have batteries that cannot be removed, please inform the consumer to call their local hazardous waste management facility or they can check with large electronic chain stores who may accept the devices for proper disposal.

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