On October 24th, 2020, partnering with local law enforcement, The DEA took in 985,392 pounds of medications. This event helps dispose of unwanted medications keeping them out of the hands of children, and off the streets.
The drop-off will be contactless, participants will be able to drive up and drop their medication in the box with Birch Bay Neighborhood Deputy Jones.
- Controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter substances may be collected.
- Intravenous solutions, injectables, inhalers, syringes, chemotherapy medications, vaping devices that have batteries that cannot be removed, or medical waste WILL NOT be accepted due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens and require special disposal.
Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box. This program is anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications, however, participants are recommended to remove the identifying label as they will not be removed after the fact.
All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
Thank you and we look forward to helping you dispose of expired and unwanted medication.