In Macungie, residents will be able to drop off their unwanted medications at the Macungie Police Department, 21 Locust St.
Other nearby locations include:
- Alburtis Police Department, 260 Franklin St., Alburtis
- Emmaus Police Department, 400 Jubilee St., Emmaus
- South Mall (Central Court), 3300 Lehigh St., Salisbury Township (Salisbury Township police will collect medications)
- Giant supermarket, 3015 W. Emmaus Ave., Allentown (Allentown police and the Allentown Health Bureau will collect medications)
According to a news release about the upcoming event from the Lehigh County District Attorney's office, county residents can dispose of capsules, pills (including pet medications) and liquids. Syringes or "sharps" will not be accepted.
Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, as has been the case in the last six collections.
The drug take-back initiative is being coordinated by the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office, area police departments, the Allentown Health Bureau, Pennsylvania State Police and the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration.
Following the take-back, DEA personnel take the drugs to an incinerator, where they are burned.
For information about other locations, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov and click on “Got Drugs” on the left side of the page, or click on “search for a collection site near you” and then enter a zip code.