The Dalton Police Department is providing the public a safe place to dispose of unused prescription medications. The department has installed a new prescription drug drop box in the lobby of the Police Services Center. The box was donated by the CVS Pharmacy.
Unused prescription medications often sit in medicine cabinets where they can fall into the hands of kids or other people with access to the home. Throwing medications out with the trash can be dangerous as certain medications can affect people or animals who come into contact with them. Flushing medications can have a negative impact on the water supply. By providing a safe place for people to dispose of unwanted or unused medications, the police department hopes to prevent those medications from potentially being abused or affecting our water.
The box can be used at the Police Services Center lobby at 301 Jones Street Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. The box can be used only for prescription drugs. It is not intended for the disposal of illegal drugs. The box is also not intended for needles, liquids, inhalers, or thermometers.
CVS donated the box to the police department as part of their Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program. CVS is located in Dalton at 2501 East Walnut Avenue.
Below: The prescription drug disposal box in the lobby of the Police Services Center