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Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

What is a Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Box?

With the growing concern for misuse of prescription medication and over the counter drugs, several local law enforcement offices have teamed up with community coalitions to provide a free standing permanent drug disposal box throughout Southeast Missouri. These drop boxes are located in law enforcement’s lobbies.

These drop boxes allow community members to contribute to the prevention of prescription and over the counter drug misuse. The boxes are monitored and maintained by law enforcement, offering a place to drop off expired, unused and unwanted medication with no questions asked. Once the unwanted medications are dropped into the box, they cannot be removed or accessed by anyone, except law enforcement.  Please review the list of drop boxes and what is accepted or prohibited at each site. For questions, please contact your local law enforcement office.

What are the Advantages of Using a Drop Box?

  • The unused and/or expired medication, over the counter medication and prescription medication can be dropped off safely and anonymously
  • Unused drugs are kept out of the hands of unintended users
  • Reduced pollution; unused/unwanted drugs are incinerated, not flushed


Office: Parker 204/205
One University Plaza, MS 7650
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

Funded by Department of Mental Health: Division of Behavioral Health