Plainfield police bringing back drug drop-off box

9/15/2015, 11:24 a.m.
The police department has partnered with Covanta Secure Services to dispose of the unwanted or unused pharmaceuticals free of charge.
A drug drop-off box similar to this one will be reinstated in the lobby of the Plainfield Police Department to collect residents' unused and unwanted medications.

The Plainfield Police Department provided this news release:

Starting Sept. 28, the Plainfield Police Department will once again have a pharmaceuticals drop box in the police department lobby.

The Plainfield Police have partnered with Covanta Secure Services Inc., located in Indianapolis, to provide a no-cost, secure, EPA- and DEA-approved disposal of medications for the village.

All medications collected will be stored safely until it's brought to Indianapolis, where it will be incinerated at the Covanta facility. It's expected the village will collect 1,000 pounds or more of donated pharmaceuticals.

Residents may dispose of unused or expired medication in original containers or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box located inside the police department lobby, 14300 Coil Plus Drive.

If an original container is submitted, please remove any identifying information from the prescription label. The service is free and anonymous.

The police department will accept all solid dosage pharmaceutical products; it WILL NOT accept the following items: liquid products, intravenous solutions, injectable items, syringes or thermometers.