The Town of Cary Police Department joins the North Carolina Department of Insurance, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and SafeKids North Carolina to sponsor local, twice-a-year pill takeback events called Operation Medicine Drop. These events provide sites to safely and legally dispose of unused and outdated prescription medicine.

Upcoming pill takeback event:

October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the following locations:

Fire Station 8, 408 Mills Park Drive
Fire Station 6, 3609 Ten-Ten Road
Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut Street
Walgreens, 1210 Kildaire Farm Road

See the flyer for this event.

If you have any questions concerning this Operation Medicine Drop event, please contact:

Lt. Bryant Kas
Cary Police Department
Office: (919) 481-5196

Citizens no longer have to wait for a pill takeback event to properly dispose of medications.

Located in the Town of Cary Police Department lobby at 120 Wilkinson Ave., a permanent drop box has been installed for citizen convenience. The box cost approximately $800 and was paid for with seized drug proceeds. Citizens may access the disposal box according to the following directions:

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; no appointment is necessary.

Accepted items:
Expired, unused, over-the-counter and prescription medication in pill form. It is recommended that you transport all medications in their properly marked original pharmacy or retail containers.

Prohibited items:
The following items are expressly prohibited from disposal in this box: Vitamins, needles, liquids, creams, aerosols, batteries, combustible or radioactive materials.