Deposit Unused Prescription Pills at Warminster Police Station

A drop box has been installed at the township police station. Depositing the medications into the box can help ensure they are disposed of properly.

For the past several years, the Warminster Police Department has successfully participated in the Drug Enforcement Agency's National Drug Take-Back Day by setting up drop boxes at the police station and other locations in the township.

Enough unused and unwanted pills have been collected on just one day to prompt township supervisor Dan McPhillips to work with the police department and the office of District Attorney David Heckler to install a permanent depository at the Warminster police station.

McPhillips and Heckler filmed a short instructional video at the police station earlier this month that demonstrated the use of the deposit box. Click here to view the video, provided by Metra4.com.

The box is accessible 24 hours a day and under constant video surveillance, two main criteria that allowed Heckler to authorize the box's installation.

It's a pretty straightforward set-up. Simply take the pill container and place it in the front drawer, let go of the handle and it will drop securely in to the storage bin. 

The following items are permitted for deposit:
  • Prescriptions
  • Prescription Patches
  • Prescription Medications
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Samples
  • Medications for pets
Do not deposit any of the following items:
  • Thermometers
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Inhalers
  • Needles
  • Aerosol cans
  • Ointments, lotions or liquids
  • Medication from businesses or clinics
The Take Back Initiative was created to help prevent unused prescription medication from getting accessed by children. The program also provides a safe alternative from flushing pills down the toilet and into the general environment.

michele conboy September 19, 2013 at 10:02 AM
where can you take used needles?


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