Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. This can be dangerous and sometimes tragic. That is why folks are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in unused or expired prescription drugs. In partnership with the Montgomery County Police Chiefs Association and the District Attorney's Office, the Springfield Township Police Department serves as a collection site for expired or unused medication disposal, which can be dropped off safely and anonymously.
STPD has a prescription drug drop-box located in their lobby, which can be accessed during regular business hours (8:30am - 5:00pm). STPD also hosts designated Drug Takeback Days bi-annually to encourage the proper disposal of prescription medications. These events are announced in advance and posted to the Township Calendar.
What is Drug Take-Back Day?
Take-Back Day in Montgomery County is a chance for residents to clean out their medicine cabinets of unwanted, unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications and dispose of them easily in a safe, environmentally friendly way. It also helps provide a convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.
Accepted during Drug Take-Back Day (and throughout the year at permanent MedReturn boxes) are prescription and over-the-counter tablets and capsules, inhalers, creams, ointments, nasal sprays, pet medicines and vaping products. Not accepted are needles and intravenous/injectable solutions.