New Drug Collection Box at East Goshen Township Building is a Success!
Since the new Drug Collection Box was placed in service in September of 2020 in the lobby of the East Goshen Township Building, over 124 lbs. of medication has been collected and destroyed at just this location alone.
A permanent drug collection box was in the lobby of the East Goshen Township Building (1580 Paoli Pike West Chester, Pennsylvania) to encourage members of the community to remove expired or unwanted medication (prescription or over-the-counter) from their homes and help reduce access to addictive drugs for accidental or intentional misuse by individuals, particularly children. Medication disposal boxes also offer an environmentally safe, accessible, and convenient alternative to disposing of medication in the trash or sewer systems.
Any resident can drop off unwanted medication during normal business hours which are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Just simply walk into the main lobby, place the items in the collection box, and walk back out the door!
Unfortunately, these drug collection boxes cannot accept any sharps (syringes, auto pen injectors, or needles), or illegal drugs in the collection box. Please place loose pills in some form of a container prior to placing them into the collection box. Once a month, the drugs are packaged and safely destroyed via an incinerator. To date, the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department has collected and destroyed thousands of pounds of unwanted medication.
Please note, this new drug collection box is in addition to the one already in use at the main lobby of the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department.