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Prescription Drug Drop Box and Take Back Events

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Prescription Drug Drop Box

The Clayton Police Department participates in the year round Missouri prescription drug take back program.  A disposal kiosk is located inside the police department lobby, located at 10 S. Brentwood Blvd.  It is free to use, anonymous & can be accessed 24 hours a day.  Any medication left in the kiosk will be transported to an off site location where it is safely incinerated.

The drop-off program initiative helps to prevent prescription drug abuse & theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, &/or unwanted prescription drugs.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse & abuse.  Additionally, utilizing a drop box location to dispose of unwanted medications helps reduce accidental poisoning & protects our environment by keeping medications out of our rivers & streams.


To increase awareness of prescription & over-the-counter drug abuse issues facing our area’s youth & to help eliminate prescription drugs that are no longer being used from remaining in the home.  The medicine cabinet is the most popular place for medications of abuse.  This program provides a safe place for disposal of prescription drugs that are no longer needed.

Accepted Items:

  • Prescription Medication including controlled substances
  • Over-the-Counter medications
  • Vitamins

 Not Accepted:

  • Any illicit drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, etc.  (These substances can be turned over to the police department at anytime).
  • Liquids not secured in a leak proof container
  • Sharp objects, including needles, autoinjectors, etc.  Please check with your waste disposal company to learn their procedures for safe disposal of these items.
  • Bio-hazardous materials
  • Glass objects, including thermometers or other medical devices
  • Aerosols, including inhalers
  • Some pet medications.  Please check with your veterinarian first.

 National Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Due to current precautions this event has been cancelled & will be rescheduled at a date TBD. Across the St. Louis Area & throughout the country, law enforcement will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to conduct a National Prescription Drug Take Back Event on April 25, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  The Clayton Police Department will have a collection site inside of the Center of Clayton, located at 50 Gay Ave.

During this event, Police Officers & DEA Agents will be accepting expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances & other medications for disposal.  The items will be accepted with no questions asked.

 For more information, please contact Cpl. Jenny Schwartz, at 314-290-8424 or