Local, state and federal law enforcement officials are hoping the success of three previous drug take-back events continues.
The Fifth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, and collection points will be set up across the country and the county.
Across the nation, 276 tons of unwanted or expired medications were collected for safe and proper disposal during a drug take-back day in April, according to state police.
State police alone collected more than 3,500 pounds of unused and unwanted pharmaceutical drugs in Pennsylvania.
"Because of the great success with the first four National Prescription Take Back Days, the DEA has asked us to partner with them again on this national one-day effort," said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan.
While turning in the unwanted or expired prescription drugs decreases the risk of children or pets getting hold of them, it also cuts down on the chance the drugs will be stolen and sold on the street, officials have said.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, unwanted prescription medications can be turned in at a number of drop-off points across York County.
Those who drop off prescription drugs will not be asked to personal information.
Collection points: People with unwanted prescription drugs may drop them off at the following locations:
--Giant Food Store, 3175 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion;
--Giant Food Store, 2130 Palomino Road, Dover;
--Giant Food Store, 275 Pauline Drive, York;
--Giant Food Store, 801 Baltimore St., Hanover;
--Giant Food Store, 455 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover;
--Giant Food Store, 14635 Mount Airy Road, Shrewsbury.
- Reach Greg Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org.