Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 23, 2018

Residents asked to dispose of medications

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

cabinet clean-out

District Attorney Jim Martin is asking residents to take the time to clean out their medicine cabinets this coming weekend when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time.

Martin encourages Lehigh County residents to give their medicine cabinets a “spring cleaning.”

“Lehigh County residents should take this opportunity to identify and dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, some of which can be both dangerous and addictive. These drugs need to be removed from homes in a timely manner.

“Doing so in conjunction with Daylight Saving Time is an easy way to remember to regularly check and dispose of unwanted medication,” he said.

Disposal of these medications can be done at the Permanent Medication Collection Box sites throughout Lehigh County. Sites in The Press circulation area are listed below:

• Catasauqua Police Department, 118 Bridge St., Catasauqua. Monday‐through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Coplay Police Department, 98 S. Fourth St. Monday‐through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., excluding holidays

• Whitehall Township Police Department, 3731 Lehigh St. Monday‐through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., excluding holidays

“With collection boxes available throughout the county, it’s easy for residents to rid their homes of these items and to make their families safer at the same time,” Martin said.