Drug Take-Back Box

Dispose of your unused or expired prescription medication safely, close to home

That prescription drug sitting unused in your bathroom could pose a public safety and public health risk. Unused or expired prescriptions disposed of improperly may get into the water supply or be a target of those seeking to feed drug abuse habits. According to the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

With funding from Governor Corbett’s Healthy PA program, Westmoreland County Park Police have placed a drug take-back box at the County Courthouse near the front entrance. Please drop off all medications during normal business hours. During non-business hours, a Park Police officer on duty will provide access—just ring the bell. Why not check your home for unused medication today?

See more drug take-back box locations here.

• Prescriptions
• Prescription Patches
• Prescription medications
• Prescription Ointments
• Over-the-Counter Medications
• Vitamins
• Samples
• Medications for Pets
• Hydrogen Peroxide
• Inhalers
• Aerosol Cans
• Lotions, Liquids, or Over-the-Counter Ointments
• Medication from Businesses or Clinics
• Needles (Sharps)
• Thermometers

Remove personal information from original container. No questions asked.

Patrolman Rob Hebenthal disposes of turned-in medication

Patrolman at drug take back box