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Delaware County Offering Drop Boxes For Disposal of Unwanted Rx Drugs

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(Fellow county officials watch as councilman Dave White demonstrates how a bottle of pills can be dropped in the secure box.   Photo provided)

(Fellow county officials watch as councilman Dave White demonstrates how a bottle of pills can be dropped in the secure box. Photo provided)

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By David Madden

MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) — Delaware County is setting up ten drop-off sites where residents can safely, and anonymously, get rid of expired and excess prescription drugs.

It’s part of the work of the county’s Heroin Task Force. County councilman Dave White says boxes have been set up at nine police departments and in the lobby of the Government Center in Media.

The whole transaction is supposed to protect your identity, but if you want to take it one step further, he says, “You can remove your name (and) your information from the prescription drug casing, whether it be in a bottle or a glass jar. You can walk in, drop it into the drug box, and no one’s going to know what you are dropping into that box.”

Delaware County detectives will routinely remove those drugs and see to their proper, safe disposal.

And you don’t have to live in the county to use those boxes.  They are located at police departments in

  • Darby Township,
  • Haverford Township,
  • Marple Township,
  • Radnor Township,
  • Ridley Township,
  • Springfield Township,
  • Tinicum Township,
  • Upper Chichester Township,
  • Upper Darby Township,

and at the Delco Government Center in Media.

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