Hamilton residents can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at any time while helping to prevent prescription drug abuse, thanks to Hamilton's 'Project Medicine Drop' prescription drug collection box at the Hamilton Township Police Division Headquarters.
The effort intends to help stop the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, which includes highly addictive opiate painkillers, while also protecting the environment by diverting prescription drugs from ending up in water supplies and landfills.
The "Project Medicine Drop" Box is located inside the main lobby of Hamilton's Police Division Headquarters, located at 1270 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton. Residents can access the drop box 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to properly dispose of unused or excess medications. Residents are able to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs anonymously and without questions in a safe and secure manner.
What types of medication may I dispose of in the box?
For safety reasons, the Project Medicine Drop boxes can only accept solid medications such as pills, patches, inhalers, and similar objects.
The boxes cannot accept liquids, medical waste, or syringes. Consumers wishing to dispose of these objects should speak with their doctors or pharmacists to find the safest and best ways to dispose of them.
It should also be noted that consumers may only dispose of legal prescription or over-the-counter medications. Anyone wishing to dispose of any illicit drug should follow the normal procedure of reporting it to the police.