Medication Disposal

Drug Collection

It's a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet! Protect our kids, families and environment by properly disposing of your unwanted and expired medicines. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high - over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge.

You can pick up a Single Use Disposal System TakeAway Envelope to dispose of all your unused, unwanted, and expired medication 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at no cost to you. The Roanoke Police Department has TakeAway Envelopes available in the police department lobby located at 609 Dallas Drive.

Single Use Disposal System TakeAway Envelopes allow you to mail your unused, unwanted, and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs from the privacy of your own home. This service is "no questions asked" and those participating in the program remain anonymous.

What is Accepted in the Single Use Disposal System TakeAway Envelope?

  • Medications for Pets
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Prescription Medications
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Prescription Patches
  • Prescription Liquids
  • Sample Medications
  • Vitamins
  • Over-the-Counter medication

Needles, syringes, lancets, injection pens, chemotherapy waste, other medical waste, and illicit drugs are NOT accepted!!!