US Flag & Prescription Drug Collection Boxes

US Flag Collection Box

As a revered symbol of the United States of America, the flag demands the highest level of respect; and as such should be disposed of in a respectable manner in accordance with the United States Flag Code. 

You can be certain that the appropriate traditions will be observed when you bring your flag to the collection box sponsored by the VFW Post 845 and Hopewell Troop 8 and located in the parking lot of the East Brandywine Township Building, 1214 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335. 

The collection box is accessible twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. 

20180227 Flag Drop Off
20180227 Drug Drop Off

Prescription Drug Take-Back Box

The Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Take-Back Program is focused on alleviating the health and safety concerns from the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs by helping our citizens properly dispose of unused prescription medications. Many young people who abuse prescription drugs take them from medicine cabinets. Keeping unused opioids or other common drugs of abuse in a medicine cabinet is no longer safe or responsible.

There is a prescription drop-off box located in the lobby of the Township Building located at 1214 Horseshoe Pike. The box is accessible during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 


  • All pharmaceutical drugs to be disposed must be placed in a sealed container such as the original bottle or zip-lock bag. 
  • Personal information should be removed or marked out with a permanent marker. 


  • Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications such as tablets and capsules.
  • Pet medicines. 


  • Liquids including ointments, lotions, and intravenous solutions
  • Injectables, syringes, and needles (including EpiPens). These need to be taken to a health care professional's office or to a hospital for disposal.
  • Compressed cylinders or aerosols (such as asthma inhalers).
  • Thermometers.
  • Alcohol & illicit drugs (such as marijuana, heroin, or LSD).