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Medication Drop Off Sites

Throwing out or flushing prescription medicine is dangerous and bad for the environment—the medicine can seep into our water supply, be taken accidentally or even abused. Taking prescription medicine is a popular trend among teenagers.

Dispose of your old prescriptions the right way—
Drop them off at a free Operation Medicine Cabinet disposal site!

  • Belmont Police Department
  • Dallas Police Department
  • Cherryville Police Department
  • Gaston County Police Department
  • Gastonia Police Department
  • Mount Holly Police Department
  • Walgreens—Belmont Store

Drop boxes are in the lobbies of these buildings, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All medicines will be incinerated. For more information, call 704-866-3320.

Items Accepted
Prescription medications
All over-the-counter medications
Pet medications
Vitamins & Supplements
Medicated ointments, lotions, creams & oils
Liquid medication in leak-proof containers
Homeopathic Remedies
Suppositories 

Items NOT Accepted
Thermometers, needles and syringes
Bloody or infectious waste and IV bags
Personal care products
Hydrogen Peroxide
Aerosol cans
Full Inhalers

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