Rx Drug Disposal Info

Springfield Police Department
120 North Fountain Ave.
Springfield, OH 45502
24/7 Rx disposal

Springview Government Center
3130 East Main Street
Springfield, OH 45501

German Township Police Department:
3940 Lawrenceville Drive
Springfield, OH 45504

Enon Police Department
363 East Main Street
Enon, OH 45323

 

What’s the risk? Why do I need to get rid of my unused medication?

  • 70% of teens who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends or relatives
  • 7 out of 10 people who got a prescription painkiller kept the medicine long after it was needed

Drug overdoses cost Ohioans:

  • $3.5 billion a year for fatal overdoses
  • $31.9 million a year for non-fatal overdoses

Disposal Info:

  • Dispose of your unneeded Rx drugs
  • Place Rx in a disposable container such as a sealable plastic bag
  • Crush medication if possible
  • Add coffee grounds, cat litter, or sawdust to the bag
  • Add a little bit of water and mush bag to make a paste
  • Place sealed bag or container in the trash
  • Be sure to remove your personal information from the pill bottle before disposal
  • Remember: NEVER flush your medication down the toilet or put in the garbage disposal