The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), and the Department of General Services (DGS) will be joined by representatives of the Geisinger Health System to unveil a newly installed prescription drug take-back box in the lobby of the Rachel Carson State Office Building on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 10:00 AM.
Since the inception of Pennsylvania’s drug take-back program in 2016, there has been more than 440,000 pounds of unused, unneeded, and expired prescription medication destroyed, with more than 800 take-back boxes established in all 67 counties throughout the commonwealth. The newly installed take-back box is the second of its kind in the State Capitol Complex.
The prescription take-back box is located just inside the main entrance to the Rachel Carson State Office Building at 400 Market Street in Harrisburg, PA. The Rachel Carson State Office Building is home to DEP and DCNR, and is near the Harrisburg Transportation Center, Harrisburg University, and Strawberry Square in downtown Harrisburg.
WHAT: The Wolf Administration announces new prescription drug take-back box location in the State Capitol Complex.
WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018, 10:00 AM
WHERE: Rachel Carson State Office Building lobby, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
MEDIA CONTACT: Neil Shader, 717-787-1323