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Prescription drug take-back locations

Published April 22. 2019 11:33AM

Got prescription pills that you are no longer taking?

Here’s a chance to safely dispose of those bottles of pills that have been hiding in your medicine cabinet.

April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., participating police departments, hospitals and other organizations will be accepting the unwanted medications for safe disposal in the hopes of curbing some of the growing drug epidemic plaguing the nation.

Created by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2010, the Drug Take Back initiative is an effort to prevent medication abuse and rid homes of unwanted and unnecessary prescription drugs.

With collections taking place twice a year, more than 9 million pounds of prescription medication have been removed from circulation so far.

Where to drop off prescription pills

Here are some places you can take your outdated prescription drugs:

Carbon County

• Beltzville Army Corp of Engineers, 2145 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton, drive-up location.

• Lehighton Borough Police Department in collaboration with St. Luke’s University Health Network, Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, drive-up location.

• Summit Hill Police Department, 40 W. Amidon St., Suite 1, Summit Hill.

Schuylkill County

Schuylkill County Sheriff will accept pills at the following locations:

• Coaldale Police Department, 221-223 Third St., Coaldale.

• St. Luke’s Miners Campus, 360 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale.

• Rush Township Police Department, 104 Mahanoy Ave., Tamaqua.

• Tamaqua Police Department, 320 Broad St., Tamaqua.

• Mahanoy City Police Department, 239 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City.

• Orwigsburg Police Department, 209 N. Warren St., Orwigsburg.

• Schuylkill County Courthouse security entrance, Pottsville.

Monroe County

• Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, 2454 Route 940, Pocono Summit

• St. Luke’s Monroe Campus, 100 St. Luke’s Lane, Stroudsburg.

For a complete list of drug take back locations, which is updated daily, visit

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