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 These events provide sites to safely and legally dispose of unused and outdated prescription medicine.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

Saturday October 27, which is the day chosen by the DEA for the National Take Back Initiative, we will have five locations in Cary for medication collection from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The locations are:

See the Operation Medicine Drop 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.