The Township’s annual drug takeback event won’t be going up in smoke anytime soon, but instead will expand to include vape pens and e-cigarettes for the first time.
Scheduled from 10 AM - 2 PM. Saturday, October 24 in the rear parking lot of the Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road, the event offers a secure, safe way to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications. This is a 'drive up / drop off' collection.
Dispose of medications in the original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. Please remove any identifying information if disposing in original container.
If disposing of vape pens or other e-cigarette devices, remove batteries. If you cannot remove the battery, check with chain stores which may accept the vape pen or e-cigarette for proper disposal.
Liquid products such as cough syrup should remain sealed in their original container. Please ensure the cap is tightly sealed.
Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and syringes will NOT be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.
The free Drug Take-Back event is hosted by the Cranberry Township Police Department and sponsored by the DEA. Last fall, Americans turned in nearly 883,000 pounds of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners.
DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has now collected nearly 6,350 tons of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications since the inception of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative in 2010.