Prescription Medicine Drop Box

Location and Hours

The prescription medication drop box is located outside the west entrance of Davidson Town Hall, near the police department.  Beginning Monday, August 13, 2018, the drop box is open on alternating Mondays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

2018 Medicine Drop Box Dates:

August 13 and 27

September 10 and 24

October 8 and 22

November 5 and 19

December 3 and 17

Guidelines

The medicine drop box is for prescription medications only.  Please DO NOT put the following in the box:

  • Liquids
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • “Sharps” (The exception to this is out-of-date Epipens in their cases.)

Please remove all personal information (name and address) from the container prior to disposal.

“Our goal is to help our citizens legally and safely turn unneeded medications over to law enforcement for destruction, without exposing our staff to unsafe, hazardous materials,” said Davidson Police Chief Penny Dunn.  “We have discovered toxic liquids, needles, and biological materials in the box when not monitored.”

More information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides guidance for how to dispose of different kinds of medicine here: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/buyingusingmedicinesafely/ensuringsafeuseofmedicine/safedisposalofmedicines/ucm186187.htm

Some area pharmacies will dispose of your medications:

CVS: http://www.cvssavingscentral.com/storelocator/SaferCommunities.aspx?zipcode=28036&distance=10

Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/storelocator/find.jsp?RxDisposal=true&reactjs=true&reactjs=true&reactjs=true

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