Davidson Police Department Changes Medicine Drop Box Hours at Davidson Town Hall
The Davidson Police Department has changed the dates and times during which the medicine drop box is open outside the west entrance of Davidson Town Hall, near the police department. The drop box will be available every other Monday, beginning August 13, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Medicine Drop Box Dates:
August 13 and 27
September 10 and 24
October 8 and 22
November 5 and19
December 3 and 17
We ask that you adhere to the following guidelines for the drop box:
- Prescription medications only
- No liquids
- No over-the-counter medicines
- No sharp needles (The exception to this is out-of-date Epipens in their cases.)
Please do not dispose of empty containers in the medicine drop box as they can easily be recycled in a household’s recycling container.
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.”
For further 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