The department is pleased to be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsored prescription drop box site program. This program allows Chesterfield citizens the option of dropping off their unused medication at our City Hall/police station lobby. The program provides an environmentally safe, accessible, alternative for unused drug disposal. A secure metal disposal box was installed allowing individuals to simply place the medication inside.
Additionally, the department participates in at least two Drug Take Back events in the community throughout the course of the year to offer citizens additional opportunities to safely dispose of unwanted prescription medication. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified of dates for these drug take back events.
The medication collected both in the Prescription Drop Box and Drug Take Back events is burned at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved facility.