Dispose of your unused or expired prescription medication safely, close to home
That prescription drug sitting unused in your bathroom could pose a public safety and public health risk. Unused or expired prescriptions disposed of improperly may get into the water supply or be a target of those seeking to feed drug abuse habits. According to the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
With funding from Governor Corbett’s Healthy PA program, Westmoreland County Park Police have placed a drug take-back box at the County Courthouse near the front entrance. You can drop off meds 24/7, no questions asked. During non-business hours, a Park Police officer on duty will provide access—just ring the bell. Why not check your home for unused medication today?