Prescription Drug & Sharps Disposal Program

The Kenilworth Police Department is a drop off-site for unused prescriptions, expired over-the-counter drugs and needles. Research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey revealed that there are detectable antibiotics and steroidal hormones in rivers, lakes, and wells caused by people flushing their medications down the toilet or putting them down the sink. Additionally, sharps can cause needle-sticks and health issues if thrown away in the garbage or put in the water system.

Disposal Techniques
Residents are asked to leave their medications in the original containers, to black out their personal information, and to place the containers in a sealed plastic bag. Sharps should be placed in a sealed container such as an empty coffee can.