Medication Drop Box

Prescription drug misuse, abuse and overdose are growing concerns across the nation.  According to a 2011 survey in Pennsylvania, 14 percent of youth surveyed admitted to taking prescription drugs that were not prescribed to them and 18 percent felt that prescription drugs were not harmful.

Dangers of Improper Prescription Disposal:

  • Almost all prescription drugs involved in overdoses are originally prescribed by physicians.
  • Prescription drug abuse has quadrupled in the past ten years; it now results in more deaths than all illicit street drugs combined.
  • Prescription drug abuse is growing among adolescents in Pennsylvania: 13 percent of high school-aged children have abused opioid pain relievers, 6 percent tranquilizers, and 12 percent amphetamines (Adderall and Ritalin).
  • Improper disposal of prescription drugs could create environmental hazards impacting groundwater and rivers and harming wildlife.

Preparing items for disposal at a Take-Back Box location

  • All pharmaceutical drugs that are being disposed of need to be in a sealed container such as the original bottle or a zip-lock bag. They may not be disposed of loosely.
  • Liquid pharmaceuticals should remain in the original container.
  • Personal information should be removed or blotted out with a permanent marker.

Items Accepted
Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications, tablets and capsules, liquid medications, inhalers, creams, ointments, nasal sprays, and pet medicines*

Items NOT Accepted
Intravenous solutions, injectables and needles*

Expired or unused, prescribed and over-the-counter medications will be collected at the following Police Departments. Community members can utilize these drop boxes to ensure that medications will not end up in the wrong hands but rather properly disposed of.  Learn more

 

Locations

 

City of Williamsport Police Dept.
245 West 4th Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570.327.7548
Hours of Availability: M-F 8-4
Box Status: Operational
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Hughesville Borough Police Dept.
147 South Fifth Street
Hughesville, PA 17737
570.584.2111
Hours of Availability: Please contact location
Box Status: Operational
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Lycoming County Sheriff’s Dept.
48 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701-6536
570.327.2280
Hours of Availability: M-F 8:30-5
Box Status: Operational
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Montoursville Police Dept.
617 North Loyalsock Avenue
Montoursville, PA 17754
570.368.2488
Hours of Availability: M-F 8-4:30
Box Status: Operational
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Old Lycoming Township Police Dept.
1951 Green Avenue, Ste. 2
Williamsport, PA 17701-1202
570.323.4987
Hours of Availability: M-F 8-4:30
Box Status: Operational
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South Williamsport Police Dept.
329-331 West Southern Ave.
South Williamsport, PA 17702
570.327.8152
Hours of Availability: Please contact location
Box Status: Operational
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Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Dept.
129 South Pennsylvania Ave.
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
570.398.2146
Hours of Availability: M-F 9-5
Box Status: Operational
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Clinton County Sheriff’s Dept. (In the Garden Building across the street from the courthouse)
232 East Main Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
570.893.4070
Hours of Availability: M, T, TH, F 8-5, W 8-12:30
Box Status: Operational
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* Please check with your drop off location for a complete list of items accepted or not accepted.