The Slate Belt Regional Police Department has placed a permanent “prescription medication drop box” at police department headquarters for citizens to safely dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Did you know that:
• 70% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or relatives
• 1 in 5 high school students have abused prescription drugs
• EPA studies have detected pharmaceutical drugs in our water supply and landfills
Medicines play an important role in treating certain health conditions and diseases, but they must be disposed of with care to avoid harming the environment. Medicine Collection Sites:
• Protect the environment by keeping medication out of the waterways and landfills
• Prevent overdoses and errors
• Keep drugs away from children
The drop-box is anonymous; no questions or requests for identification will be made by law enforcement personnel. Bring your expired, unused, or unwanted medication to Slate Belt Regional Police Department Headquarters at 6292 Sullivan Trail, Nazareth (Plainfield Township) for proper disposal. Drugs must be in a container such as a pill bottle, box, blister pack, or zip lock bag. Leave liquid medications in their original containers. No needles, aerosols, or biohazard materials may be deposited. Do not put medical equipment, batteries, syringes, or other biohazard waste into the drop-off boxes.
Accepted medications are:
• Prescription and over-the-counter medications
• Tablets and capsules
• Liquid medications in their original containers (i.e. cough syrups, cold medicines)
• Prescription patches
• Medical creams/ointments
• Nasal sprays
• Pet medicines
The items below should be taken to a health care professional’s office or to a hospital for proper disposal.
• Intravenous solutions
• Syringes, and needles (i.e. EpiPens)
• Compressed cylinders or aerosols (e.g., asthma inhalers)
• Iodine-containing medications