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 take back events called Operation Medicine Drop. These events provide sites to safely and legally dispose of unused and outdated prescription medicine. For additional information on Operation Medicine Drop and pill take back events, please contact Lieutenant Bruce Dale .
Citizens no longer have to wait for a pill take back 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.
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.
The following items are expressly prohibited from disposal in this box: Vitamins, needles, liquids, creams, aerosols, batteries, combustible or radioactive materials.
For additional information about the pill drop box, please contact Staff Duty Officer Artie O'Brien at (919) 469-4019.