Operation Medicine Drop

Published 10:27 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Help protect your family, community and environment by taking your unused prescription or over-the-counter medications for proper anonymous disposal on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at CVS Pharmacy in Columbus. 


Accepted items: pills, capsules, patches, gels, powders, ointments, syrups and liquids, medication samples, medications for pets, vitamins and sharps. If possible, keep drugs in original containers or sealed plastic bags. To ensure privacy, peel off or mark out

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prescription labels.


Not Accepted items: Thermometers, IV bags, hydrogen peroxide, empty containers, inhalers, infectious waste and personal care items.


Permanent Medication Drop Boxes are located at the following:

  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Polk County Sheriff’s Department
  • Columbus Police Department
  • Tryon Police Department
  • Saluda Police Department


Submitted by Polk Substance Abuse Coalition