Proper disposal of prescription drugs helps reduce drug abuse and maintain water quality. The Salem Police Department provides a drug disposal box in the atrium outside the police station for people in the community to use. Federal and state rules require care homes and clinics to use a garbage collection service.
The disposal box is open every day.
- Expired or unused prescription tablets and capsules removed from packaging and placed loosely in a re-sealable plastic bag.
- Medication patches
- Liquids (including insulin and insulin pens)
- Medical waste
- Personal cleanliness products
- Samples and medicines from care homes and doctor offices.
You can get rid of medicines at home using
guidelines from the US Environmental Protection Agency.