Smart Disposal

The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) is focused on preventing youth substance abuse. The Smart Disposal effort is just one of the many ways ASAP is addressing vital public safety and public health issues. Research shows that more than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs. The Partnership for a Drug Free America estimates that each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. Further research shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. These facts highlight the importance of proper disposal of unwanted or expired medications.

In an effort to keep unwanted or expired medications out of our children’s hands, landfills, and water supplies, a permanent medication drop-off box is located in the lobby:

Edwardsville Police Department
400 N. Main St., Edwardsville

It is open to the public 24/7, 365 days of the year.

Smart disposal guidelines are as follows:

Accepted Not Accepted
Over the Counter medication Hypodermic needles
Cough Syrup Intravenous solution
Prescription Medications Chemotherapy drugs
Vitamins Mercury thermometers
Hormones Hearing aids
Pain Killers Oxygen tanks
Household hazardous wastes