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Drop off medications for National Drug Take-Back Day

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Law enforcement agencies across the country are taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Pill drop-off site around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry are set up for unwanted, expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications. Anyone can drop off medications for free an anonymously – no questions asked.

Law enforcement agencies in thousands of American communities partnered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to take in more than 2 million pounds of expired prescription drugs since September 2010, according to the Atlanta Field Division of the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

Pill drop-off location schedule for around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry:


April 27

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hilton Head Island Fire/Rescue Station

40 Summit Dr.
Hilton Head Island


May 4

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Public Works-North

142 Shanklin Rd.  


Do not bring liquid medications, syringes or medical waste to these collection sites. For more details, on these events call Master Sgt. Chris Sankowski at 843.255.3703.



Chatham County Courthouse

133 Montgomery St.


Available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday- Friday

Items that can be placed in these drug drop boxes: 


  • Expired and unused prescriptions (non-narcotics and narcotics), 
  • Over-the-counter drugs
  • Medication samples
  • Medicated ointment/lotion 
  • Drops 
  • Inhalers 
  • Unopened epi-pens
  • Herbal supplements 
  • Veterinary medications 


These items are prohibited from the drop box: 


  • Needles
  • Sharps 
  • Biohazard materials 
  • Illegal drugs



SCMPD Headquarters lobby (permanent drop-off location 24 hrs./day 7 days/week)

201 Habersham St.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday:

SCMPD West Chatham Precinct
295 Police Memorial Dr.

SCMPD Downtown Precinct

115 East Lathrop Ave.

SCMPD Central Precinct

1512 Bull St.


SCMPD Southside Precinct at the Oglethorpe Mall

7804 Abercorn St. Unit 118


SCMPD Islands Precinct

54 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 



Permanent pill drop-off box location:

Effingham County Sheriff's Office lobby

130 First Street Ext.

Springfield, GA


Find a nearby pill drop-off collection site by going to www.dea.gov and clicking on the "Got Drugs?" icon and enter the ZIP code.

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