With National Drug Takeback Day coming up, the Troy Police Department reminds residents of options to dispose of medication safely and easily. Troy PD offers a secure pill disposal box at 124 East Main Street, available year-round during business hours. The box is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except holidays. Please do not place inhalers or sharps in the box.
The Miami County Sheriff’s Office, as well as several area pharmacies, also provide drug drop-off programs. The Miami County Solid Waste District provides more guidance here.
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 Police Department at 937-339-7525.