Prescription Drug Drop-Off

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. To make it easier to dispose of expired or unwanted medications, prescription drug boxes are available across Northern Kentucky at 15 convenient locations. 

The permanent disposal boxes are monitored and are located at 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.

Northern Kentucky Prescription Drug Drop-Off Locations

  • Bellevue, 616 Poplar St., Bellevue 
  • 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
  • Silver Grove, 308 Oak St., Silver Grove
  • Southgate, 122 Electric Ave., Southgate 
  • Villa Hills, 719 Rogers Rd., Villa Hills
  • Wilder, 520 Licking Pike, Wilder

If you must dispose of prescription medicine in the trash, follow these federal guidelines:

  • Take unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs out of their original container. 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-descript containers such as an empty can or sealable bag.

You can search for more drop-off locations at the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy website.