Looking for a safe way to get rid of your unused or expired medication that is also good for the environment? If so, mark your calendar. The 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (22nd in Adams County) is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Twice a year, our local law enforcement and Collaborating For Youth volunteers team up with DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) to host drug collections. The nine free Take Back sites will offer a safe, convenient, and totally anonymous opportunity for residents to clean out and take back their prescription and over-the-counter meds, including pet meds. Loose pills, liquids, creams, and pill packs will be accepted but no needles, sharps, or intravenous solutions. E-cigarette and vaping devices with lithium batteries removed may be disposed. You can find collection sites in Biglerville, Gettysburg, Carroll Valley, Hanover, Littlestown, McSherrystown, New Oxford and York Springs.

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