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Bringing unwanted, unused, or expired pharmaceuticals to the pharmaceutical drop box is an important step in keeping your family and community safe. Keeping these substances in your home can lead to a number of potential problems.

If you properly dispose of pharmaceuticals, you will help keep prescription drugs out of the hands of drug abusers. The risk of accidental poisoning is another great reason to remove unwanted, unused, or expired pharmaceuticals from your home. Approximately 95% children (age 5 or younger) accidentally poisoned by pharmaceuticals did so through self-discovery and self-ingestion. Keep your family safe by storing current medications in a safe, secure place and by properly disposing of unused, unwanted, or expired Medications at the Waterbury Police Department Medical Drop Box.

The following is acceptable to be placed into the Medication Drop Box:

  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Prescription medications
  • Medication samples
  • Medications for household pets
  • Medicated lotions or ointments

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