Medication Drop Box Information
Residents of Southington have a safe and risk-free way to get rid of prescription medications and other household medications.
There is a permanent medication drop box located in the lobby of the Southington Police Department. You can access it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
of medications collected
average amount of medications collected each year
(as of 02/23/2023)
Why Does Southington Have a Medication Drop Box?
The medication drop box lets people who live in Southington properly dispose of unused household medications. It’s important to dispose of medications properly for several reasons. Learn more about proper medication disposal.
- If you flush medications down the toilet, they may impact the environment, water supply, and wildlife
- If you throw away medications in the trash, they may still end up in the hands of kids or adults
- When you get rid of medications that are not needed or expired, it reduces access for kids and adults to misuse them by accident or on purpose
Medication drop boxes are only permitted to reside within police departments or within retail pharmacies that are approved by the Department of Consumer Protection. It is only for citizens –medical facilities/offices, veterinarians, and other businesses cannot dispose of medications this way.
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