Northampton County Community & Economic Development recently partnered with the D.A.'s office, County Police Association and Sheriff's Department to install secure medicine collection boxes in 20 police departments throughout the County as well as at our County Courthouse. The medicine collection and destruction program will be available without charge thanks to a grant of $13,000 from the PA State District Attorney's Association.
Residents can anonymously dispose of unwanted medicines at police departments and the Sheriff's Office locations listed.
Law enforcement officials will turn over the collected medicines to the PA National Guard Counterdrug Joint Task Force (PA NG Task Force). The secure destruction services, including energy recovery, are being provided through the PA NG Task Force.
Drug addiction and misuse by adults and children harm public health. Improper disposal of medicines can impact water quality. Key objectives and benefits of the program include the following:
* Reduced access of medicines to children and adults, minimizing abuse potential
* Improved environmental quality through proper disposal
* Convenient box access to county residents
* Cost effective solution for NC residents through leveraging of PA DA grant and PA NG destruction resources
If you should have any questions about this program, please contact Ken Zinis at firstname.lastname@example.org