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Posted on: March 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] DEA Drug Take Back Day

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The Springfield Township Police Department invites residents to properly dispose of expired, unwanted or unused medication for destruction on Saturday, April 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The one-day program will be conducted by the Springfield Township Police Department in the their parking lot, located at 1130 Compton Road. This free drop-off program is coordinated with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and is part of a nationwide "take back initiative" with the focus on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation's medicine cabinets. Several law enforcement agencies across the United States will be participating in this one-day effort. The event will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse and will provide the opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment and business communities to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all Americans, regardless of where they reside.

Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances will be collected. E-cigarettes and vape pens will also be collected. (Batteries must be removed.) This program is completely anonymous and identification will not be required or checked. It is encouraged that any identifying information be removed from prescription bottles. All solid dosage pharmaceutical products in their consumer containers will be accepted. Acceptable items include prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements and pet medications. No liquids, ointments, aerosols, needles, syringes, lancelets or "sharps" containers will be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

Please expect a line for this event. You will stay in your car and simply drop the medicine(s) into the designated drop-box when it is your turn in line. A Springfield Township officer will be stationed with the medication drop-off box throughout the entire event. The medications will be properly disposed of by the DEA. For questions or further information, please contact the Springfield Township Police Department at 729-1300.

Items that you CAN bring to the Take-Back program:

Prescription medicines

Over the counter medicines


Pet Medicines

Medicine samples

e-cigarettes (remove batteries)

Vape Pens (remove batteries)

Items NOT accepted:

Liquid medicines

Needles/ Lancets / Syringes


Aerosol Cans

Empty Containers

Personal care products (non-medicated shampoo, etc.)

Hydrogen Peroxide

Business waste



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