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Boca Raton Police Rx Drop Box a success

 

dropboxBoca Raton, FL – The Boca Raton Police Services Department continues to collect old, unwanted or expired prescriptions through the receptacle located in the police department lobby. We will also accept over the counter medications.

 

In 2012 over 104 pounds of miscellaneous prescriptions and more than 40 pounds of over the counter medications were collected.  All items dropped off in the secure drop box were cataloged then destroyed.  The Boca Raton Police Services Department also took part in the DEA National Take Back Initiative four times in 2012, during which the department collected more than 65,000 pills, 287 liquids/ointments, and 73 pounds of over the counter medicines.

 

We encourage the public to stop by the lobby during regular business hours and deposit expired or unwanted medication. By using the receptacle, rather than simply throwing away medication, we keep drugs out of the hands of children and out of our water supply.

 

Types of items that are acceptable are:

-Prescriptions

-Over the counter medications

-Vitamins

-Samples

-Medications for pets

-Ointments

-Lotions

-Liquid medications in glass or leak proof containers

            

Items not accepted include:

-Needles

-Thermometers

-Bloody or infectious waste

-Bulk medication from businesses or clinics

-Hydrogen peroxide

-Aerosol cans

-Inhalers

 

Lobby Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM. to 7:00 PM.