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Posted on: November 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Where can I dispose of old prescription drugs?


D.U.M.P. Dispose of Unused Medications Properly.  The D.U.M.P. program is designed to provide Summit County residents with a safe and easy option for disposing of unwanted medications. Simply take the medicine to Copley Police Station, and it will be safely destroyed, no questions asked. It's safe, easy, and anonymous.

Expired or unwanted medicines flushed down the toilet are reaching streams, lakes, and our drinking water supplies. Some fish and amphibians that have been exposed to waters contaminated by medications show signs of developmental and reproductive problems. Many medications pass through our sewage treatment plans and septic systems. Antibiotic residuals can be harmful to sewage treatment facilities. 

Guidelines for Disposal of Unused Medications

  • Keep the medicines in the original container.
  • Blackout or remove your name and address.
  • Secure the container.
  • Deposit the medicines in the disposal box at Copley Police Station.
  • Only deposit pills, capsules, or liquids. Syringes are not accepted at the D.U.M.P. boxes.

For syringe disposal, call 330.926.5600.

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