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Adams County’s Drug Take Back Day: Safe Disposal, Healthier Community

Adams County is hosting the 26th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27, from 10 AM to 2 PM, to allow residents to dispose of unused or expired medications in an environmentally friendly manner. This marks the 27th time the event is held locally. The initiative, in collaboration with local law enforcement, volunteers from Collaborating For Youth, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), aims to provide a safe disposal service for the community.

Nine free collection sites across Adams County will accept prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and pet medications for disposal. Accepted items include loose pills, liquids, creams, and pill packs, but needles, sharps, intravenous solutions, and e-cigarette devices (unless the lithium batteries are removed) will not be accepted. The locations of these sites can be found on the Collaborating For Youth website.

This year, the Adams County Coalition for Overdose Awareness & Recovery will also distribute naloxone at all collection points to address the risk of opioid overdose.

The event seeks to prevent the potential misuse of medications and the hazards they pose when left unattended, contributing to the community’s health and safety. Additionally, Adams County offers Medication Collection Boxes for drug disposal throughout the year and a separate outdoor kiosk for disposing of needles and sharps at the United Hook & Ladder Co. 33 Station 3 in Bonneauville.

The initiative is part of a broader effort by Collaborating for Youth and its over 25 partner organizations to support youth and community health in Adams County.


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