The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Schuylkill drug take back day schedule solidified
POTTSVILLE — Schuylkill County Sheriff Joe Groody and Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol are teaming with local law enforcement officers to participate in National Drug Take Back Day.
The annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at various locations throughout the county, including:
Ashland Police Department — 401 S. 18th St., Ashland
Butler Twp. (Schuylkill County) Police Department — 211 Broad St., Ashland
Cass Twp. Police Department — 1209 Valley Road, Duncott
Frackville Police Department — 42 S. Centre St., Frackville
Hegins Police Department — 417 Gap St., Valley View
Mahanoy City Police Department — 239 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City
Minersville Police Department — 15 N. Delaware Ave., Minersville
Orwigsburg Police Department — 209 N. Warren St., Orwigsburg
Palo Alto Police Department — 142 E. Bacon St., Palo Alto
Pine Grove Police Department — One Snyder Drive, Pine Grove
Port Carbon Police Department — 90 Washington St., Port Carbon
Rush Twp. Police Department — 104 Mahanoy Ave., Hometown
Saint Clair Police Department — 24 N. Second St., Saint Clair
St. Luke’s Hospital-miners Campus — 360 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale
Schuylkill County Courthouse, security entrance — 401 N. Second St., Pottsville
Schuylkill Haven Police Department — 220 Parkway Ave., Schuylkill Haven
Shenandoah Police Department — 15 W. Washington St., Shenandoah
Tamaqua Police Department — 320 W. Broad St., Tamaqua
West Mahanoy Twp. Police Department — 190 Pennsylvania Ave., Shenandoah Heights.
Groody said the program is a one-day event that is free, anonymous and open to all.
Residents are encouraged to remove personal information from prescription labels and can dispose of the medication in the original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. He said liquid products such as cough syrup should remain sealed in the original container.
Groody said that all expired or unwanted controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter medicines are accepted. Items that are not accepted are glass containers, intravenous solutions, injection items, syringes and illegal substances.