The drug collection and disposal program provides a safe disposal location for citizens to properly dispose of unused and/or expired prescription medications.
This program provides an environmentally safe alternative to disposing of medications in the landfill or sewer systems which may later negatively effect the environment. It encourages citizens to remove their unneeded medications from their homes, which reduces access to addictive medications for accidental or intentional misuse by children or adults in the home.
Citizens may place their unused medication/drugs into the disposal vault anonymously. The entire prescription bottle should be secured by the cap and placed into the disposal vault.
- Sharps, other bio-hazard items such as syringes, or liquids are prohibited from being placed into the vault.
Syringes can be disposed of at your local Fire Station in North Port.
For liquid medication the Federal Drug Administration recommends that you mix the liquid with an unpalatable substance such as dirt, cat litter, or used coffee grounds. Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag; Throw the container in your household trash.
The North Port Police Department lobby is open 24/7 for drop off convenience, located at 4980 City Hall Blvd.