Drug take-back nets over 17,000 pills
Drug collection site at Station
Boca Raton, FL – On Saturday, September 29, Boca Raton Police Department took part in the 5th National Prescription Drug Take-back program, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Participants turned in more than 55 pounds of prescription medications, which included more than 17,000 pills. Over 13 pounds of over-the-counter medications were submitted, also. The medications will be disposed of by the DEA.
The Boca Raton Police Department has a drug collection receptacle in the lobby and we encourage the public to stop by during regular business hours to deposit expired or unwanted medications. By using this receptacle instead of throwing away medications, we keep unwanted prescription drugs out of the hands of children and out of our water supply.
Types of acceptable items:
- Over-the-counter medications
- Pet medications
- Liquid medications in glass or leak-proof containers
Items not accepted:
- Bloody or infectious waste
- Bulk medications from businesses or clinics
- Aerosol cans
- Hydrogen peroxide
Lobby Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.