St. Louis County Rx Drug Take-Back Underway
Residents can drop off old prescriptions at any of four St. Louis County Police Department locations.
The St. Louis County Police Department announced the start of the take-back program on Friday.
According to a news release issued by St. Louis County Police, Missouri P2D2, a non-nonprofit organization dedicated to safe and convenient prescription drug disposal, launched the take-back.
Residents can drop off drugs, no questions asked, at any of the below locations.
More information can be found in the following release issued by St. Louis County Police.
Today, Missouri P2D2 is launching a new prescription drug collection and disposal program for St. Louis County residents. Missouri P2D2 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to safe, convenient prescription pill (P2) and drug disposal (D2). The organization is a partnership among St. Louis County Police, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Missouri American Water and the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District and many other community organizations.
Missouri P2D2 medicine collection boxes are available at four St. Louis County Police stations to provide a convenient, safe place for county residents to safely dispose of the medicines they don’t need. Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines may be deposited in the boxes. The program is free, anonymous and available year-round 24/7.
The collection boxes are located at:
- · St. Louis County Police Dept., North County Precinct, 11815 Benham Road, St. Louis, MO 63138.
- · St. Louis County Police Dept., Affton Southwest Precinct, 9928 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63123.
- · St. Louis County Police Dept., South County Precinct, 3031 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63125
- · St. Louis County Police Dept., West County Precinct, 232 Vance Road, St. Louis, MO 63088
“Convenient and safe disposal of unneeded medicines keeps drugs off the street and out of our rivers,” said St. Louis County Police Captain Kenneth Williams, the president of Missouri P2D2. “The new program gives families a safe way to get unused drugs out of household medicine cabinets – reducing the risks of teenagers experimenting with drugs and young children accidentally poisoned. Proper disposal is also an environmentally-friendly solution that protects our rivers.