York-Poquoson D.A.R.E. Office,

On Saturday, October 27th, the York-Poquoson D.A.R.E. Office, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), is holding a Drug Take Back event to provide citizens the opportunity to drop off expired or unneeded prescription pills and patches to help prevent drug abuse or theft, and to ensure drugs are disposed of properly. Pills and/or patches may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the York-Poquoson D.A.R.E. Office, 5338-D George Washington Memorial Highway (in the Washington Square Shopping Center). The Drug Take Back cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps – please consult with your doctor about proper disposal methods for those items. This service is provided at no charge and is anonymous – no questions asked.

Additional Drug Take Back sites are available. Visit the DEA’s Diversion Control website for more information:  www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov.

As an additional service to the community, the D.A.R.E. Office is partnering with the York County Beautification Committee to provide citizens with an opportunity to shred personal papers.  This free shredding opportunity will accept up to five boxes of paperwork per person. You don’t need to remove staples or paperclips.  The committee also welcomes plastic bags for recycling in our Trex challenge now through the end of January.  When we collect 500 pounds of plastics and send them to Trex, we get a free bench for one of our schools!

Additionally, the public may drop off non-perishable canned/boxed food items for donation to the Peninsula Food Bank to serve the needs of the hungry in our area.

Information about the Drug Take Back event in York County is available by calling the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office at (757) 890-3630.

Information about the shredding, plastic bag, and food drive is available by calling the Waste Management Center at (757) 890-3780.

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