In order to give residents a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted medications, the Lebanon Police Department has a Pharmaceutical Drop Box installed in our lobby. It's available 24 hours a day for you to turn in old, unused or discarded pharmaceutical prescriptions. Just stop in to the police station and place the drugs in the Pharmaceutical Drop Box. This program is designed for convenience and anonymity; you are not required to speak with an officer.
Disposable Items Accepted in the Disposal Box Include:
Prescription Patches in their packaging
Medications for pets
Items Not Accepted in the Disposal Box Include:
Medication from Businesses or Clinics
Lotions or Liquids
Please Note: most of these items are accepted daily at the Lebanon Recycling Center.
Disposing of medications in the Pharmaceutical Drop Box instead of flushing them down a toilet helps our environment. Synthetic medications are not removed through normal water treatment, which can result in these substances being discharged into the environment and into ground water supplies.
In addition, having unused medications around the house is unsafe as they have become a drug of choice for young people and criminals. Many abusers, a high percentage of which are teens, are known to have obtained their controlled substances from the homes of family and friends. Prescription drugs are now considered a "Gateway Drug" and are the Nation's fastest-growing drug problem.
It's free. It's anonymous. It's environmentally friendly. It's available to you 24 hours a day.