Got Drugs?

Real Estate Agent with Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.

Got Drugs?The 5th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Done in conjunction with county criminal investigation divisions and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the free, no-questions-asked program will accept expired or unwanted prescription medicines.

The aim is to keep those drugs out of landfills, the water supply and the wrong hands.

The following locations are collection sites in the Central Pennsylvania region:

Giant Food Store Pharmacy: 1900 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg

Giant Food Store: 5074 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg

Steelton Borough Police Department: 123 N. Front Street, Steelton

Giant Food Store: 310 East Penn Drive, Enola

Highspire Borough Building: 640 Eshelman Street, Highspire

William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library: 200 W. Second Street, Hummelstown

Giant Food Store: 5301 E. Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg

Hershey Public Library: 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey

If you do not see a collection site near you, please check the website, National Take Back Initiative Collection Site Search.  There are many more collection sites and new sites are added every day.

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Joy Daniels, GRI, ABR, CSP, e-PRO
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Harrisburg, PA  17110

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Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

This is an important event for all those communities, Joy. Good for you for spreading the word.

Sep 27, 2012 06:23 AM #1
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Thank you!  I actually got the idea from Suzanne McLaughlin, I saw she had shared similar information for her local area.

Sep 27, 2012 06:34 AM #2
Don Hess
KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601 - Quarryville, PA

Great information Joy. Thanks for passing it on.

Sep 27, 2012 06:36 AM #3
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

You are welcome - I would guess there may even be some locations closer to you!  Hope you are well Don!

Sep 27, 2012 06:42 AM #4
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

There is one of these going on around me on Saturday, too.  It is a great program.  Thanks for getting the word out, Joy!

Sep 27, 2012 07:02 AM #5
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

There is a drug "takeback program near me in Monticello this weekend.  We took advantage earlier in the year at the Senior Center. 

You are well on your way to meeting your goal, too, I see.

Sep 27, 2012 07:59 AM #6
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

never even heard of such a program.  I can see I have to investigate and see if I can find one locally.

Sep 27, 2012 09:47 AM #7
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Thanks Don - like I said Suzanne gave me the idea and I thought it was such a great program, I just researched it a litte.


Yes I am - many thanks to you Mr. Marshall! :)


Tammy I put the website in the post - it's a national program and I am sure you can find a location near you!

Sep 27, 2012 10:10 AM #8
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

This is a great event,  I will look for a similiar program in my area.

Sep 29, 2012 07:08 AM #9
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Joy, what a great idea!  There are fish in some of our rivers who are developing very strangely from ingesting stuff like birth control pills and other stuff full of hormones that fish don't need!

Sep 29, 2012 11:57 AM #10
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I have never thought of pills winding up in our rivers as PAtricia suggest would have thought they would disolve. Do they gt properlyy disposed of or sold to 3rd world countries.

Sep 29, 2012 11:37 PM #11
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Hi Kahty, the website is a National Website - so if you go there I believe you will be able to find a local drop.


I never thought of having pills wind up in fish either (as Charles mentions) but it certainly does make sense if the disposal isn't done properly.  Great point Patricia!



Probably most of the pills disolve, but if enough disolve in a certain area at a certain time, fish would still absorb the chemicals I would think?  Yes, the pills that are turned in are probably disposed of and not sold to 3rd world countries.  There is good info on the website.

Sep 29, 2012 11:54 PM #12
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