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NKY has 12 prescription
Take unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs
out of their original containers
Kentucky now has 149 permanent prescription drug disposal locations in 97 counties, creating more opportunities for residents to safely dispose of unused, unneeded or expired medications.
The permanent disposal boxes are monitored and are located in law enforcement buildings. Individuals can deposit their unneeded medications into the boxes with no questions asked.
The agencies will ensure the drugs are disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.
To help protect the environment and safeguard your home, it is important that you do not dispose of any medicines down the toilet, drain or storm drains. If you must throw your medications away, follow these federal guidelines:
Take unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs out of their original containers.
Be sure to conceal or remove any personal information, including the Rx number, on the empty containers by covering it with permanent ink or scratching it off.
Mix prescription drugs with an undesirable substance, such as cat litter or used coffee grounds, and put them in impermeable, non-descriptcontainers, such as empty cans or sealable bags.
Dispose of items in the trash.
Here are the Northern Kentucky drop-box locations.
Take advantage of the drug take-back program by dropping off unwanted or expired drugs to one of the 12 Police Department drop-box locations in our area:
Boone County, 3000 Conrad Ln., Burlington
Campbell County, 8774 Constable Dr., Alexandria
Edgewood, 385 Dudley Rd., Edgewood
Erlanger, 505 Commonwealth Ave., Erlanger
Florence, 8100 Ewing Blvd., Florence
Ft. Thomas, 130 N. Ft. Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas
Ft. Wright, 409 Kyles Ln., Ft. Wright
Highland Heights, 176 Johns Hill Rd., Highlands Heights
Kenton County, 11777 Madison Pike, Independence
Newport, 998 Monmouth St., Newport
Park Hills, 1106 Amsterdam Rd., Park Hills
Villa Hills, 719 Rogers Rd., Villa Hills
For a complete listing of the drop-box locations in Kentucky and their hours of operation, click here.