News Flash


Posted on: April 12, 2021

Troy Fire, Police Departments Offer Drug Takeback Options


The Troy Fire Department will offer medication disposal pouches to residents on Saturday, April 24, as part of National Prescription Drug Takeback Day. 

The Troy Fire Department will receive 400 bags from RALI Ohio, a prescription drug abuse prevention organization. Bags will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at all three Troy Fire stations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24. 

Residents can pick up a bag or bags to take home to destroy pills, patches, and liquids such cough medicine. The bags are designed to destroy the drugs, once water is added and the bags are sealed. The sealed bags can be discarded in the regular trash.

Fire Chief Matt Simmons says that prescription pills languishing in cabinets are a common problem, especially for caregivers or residents who have lost a loved one.

“We are glad that the Troy Fire Department can continue to raise awareness of the opioid issues that face our community. We hope we can raise awareness of prescription opiates as a major contribution to Ohio's opioid epidemic, and help those who have medications in their homes that they just don't know what to do with,” said Simmons. “We plan to have these bags at our stations long into the future to give us another avenue to combat potential drug abuse.”

While the Fire Department cannot accept drugs for on-site disposal, the Troy Police Department offers a secure pill disposal box at 124 East Main Street, available year-round during business hours. The Miami County Sheriff’s Office, as well as several area pharmacies, also provide drug drop-off programs.

Safe disposal of unused prescription medication can help prevent misuse of prescription pills. Because the chemicals and hormones contained in some medications are difficult to treat in wastewater, flushing medications down toilets or drains is not recommended.

For more information, contact the Troy Fire Department at 937-335-5679 or the Troy Police Department at 937-339-7525.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home


Troy DORA Set to Launch

Posted on: November 18, 2021

Groundbreaking Set for Robinson Reserve

Posted on: November 9, 2021

Ward Realignment Approved

Posted on: November 3, 2021

2021 Leaf Pickup Schedule -- Round 2

Posted on: November 2, 2021

Cold Weather Fire Safety

Posted on: October 29, 2021

Hometown Halloween Road Closures

Posted on: October 22, 2021

Riverside Drive Reopened

Posted on: October 21, 2021

Fire Stations to be Renumbered

Posted on: October 15, 2021

2021 Leaf Pickup Schedule -- Round 1

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Cemetery Fall Cleanup

Posted on: September 2, 2021

Labor Day Closings

Posted on: August 31, 2021

Trick or Treat Night Set

Posted on: August 12, 2021

Troy Mayors' Concert - Square Closure

Posted on: August 9, 2021

Troy Mayor's Concert Announced

Posted on: July 2, 2021

Fourth of July Events for 2021

Posted on: June 23, 2021

2021 Paving Program to Begin

Posted on: May 29, 2021

Troy DORA Approved for 2021

Posted on: April 1, 2021

Tax Deadline Extended to May 17

Posted on: March 24, 2021

Dye Mill Road Facility to Reopen

Posted on: February 26, 2021

2020 Income Tax Information

Posted on: January 21, 2021

2021 All-Funds Budget Approved

Posted on: December 8, 2020

Winter Weather Treatment Information

Posted on: December 1, 2020
Grand Illumination Full Color_Fuzzy ss

Holiday Lighting 2020

Posted on: November 10, 2020

Fire Department Concept Drawings Review

Posted on: October 27, 2020

Troy Fire Awarded FEMA Grant

Posted on: October 20, 2020

Troy Fire approved for TechCred grant

Posted on: October 8, 2020
United Way 211 Troy Ohio

Miami County United Way launches 211

Posted on: September 23, 2020

Waite Promoted to Sergeant

Posted on: September 21, 2020

Fall Cemetery Clean-up for 2020

Posted on: September 16, 2020

Trick-or-Treat Night Set for 2020

Posted on: September 16, 2020

Repaving Project Underway

Posted on: July 27, 2020

Hydrant flushing schedule

Posted on: April 30, 2020