The medication disposal box that was installed this summer in the lobby of the Bridgeville police station is currently filled to capacity.
The good news is that the box is helping residents safely dispose of their old, unused, or unneeded prescription medications.
The bad news, temporarily, is that the department can’t accept new drop-offs until the box is emptied under the strict state rules government such programs.
“It looks like sometime in October we will have an opportunity to take it to Ross Township to dispose of the medical items,” said police chief Chad King. “Then we can start receiving items once again.”
Because of its sensitive contents, the box is bolted to the police station’s cement floor. Every few months, the contents are weighed and destroyed by the Pennsylvania National Guard.
As part of the program, authorities are not permitted to questions visitors about the items that are being dropped off into the boxes.
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