At the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, we understand the importance of ensuring the health and safety of our community. That's why we've launched our Prescription Drug Drop Box Initiative, aimed at providing a convenient and secure way to dispose of unused and unwanted medications.

Why it Matters

Unused prescription medications pose significant risks to our community. From accidental ingestion to misuse and abuse, these medications can have serious consequences if not properly handled. By providing a safe and anonymous way to dispose of these drugs, we're taking proactive steps to protect the well-being of our residents.

How it Works

Our Prescription Drug Drop Box is located in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office, accessible 24/7 for your convenience. Simply drop off your medications—no questions asked. Our goal is to make the disposal process as easy and hassle-free as possible.

Accepted Items for Disposal

You can drop off a variety of medications and related items, including:

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Tablets and capsules
  • Inhalers
  • Creams and ointments
  • Nasal sprays
  • Pet medicines

Items NOT Accepted for Disposal

For safety reasons, we are unable to accept the following items:

  • Needles or sharps
  • Liquids
  • Bloody or other infectious waste (bio-hazards)

How to Prepare Items for Disposal

To ensure safe disposal, please follow these guidelines:

  • All items must be in a sealed container, original bottle, or zip-lock bag—nothing should be disposed of loosely in the drop-box.
  • Remove or blot out any personal information from the packaging using a permanent marker.

Join Us in Promoting Community Safety

By participating in our Prescription Drug Drop Box Initiative, you're helping to protect the health and well-being of our community. Together, we can make a difference in preventing medication-related accidents and abuse.

Take action today—safely dispose of your unused medications with our Prescription Drug Drop Box.