Guidelines for Proper Disposal
Project Medicine Drop accepts solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers and pet medications seven days a week, 365 days a year. The boxes are located within the headquarters of participating police departments and are highly visible with the "Project Medicine Drop" logo. Syringes or liquids are not accepted. A drop box is located at the Hamilton Police Station. Visit the Project Medicine Drop Locator and scroll down to Mercer County to find additional locations.
If a drug take back or collection program is not available follow these steps to properly dispose of your prescription drugs:
- Keep medicine in original container. Mark out personal information on prescription bottles by covering it with black permanent marker or duct tape, or by scratching it off.
- Mix liquid medicine with an undesirable substance, such as cat litter, dirt or used coffee grinds. Dilute pills with water, then add coffee grinds, cat litter or dirt.
- Place bottles in an opaque container, like a yogurt container or an empty margarine tub. Secure lid or wrap in a dark colored plastic bag.
- Hide the container in the trash. Do not recycle.