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 These events provide sites to safely and legally dispose of unused and outdated prescription medicine.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

Permanent Drop Box

The police department is currently closed to the public as a result of the Cary State of Emergency and COVID-19 pandemic. The medications drop box is inaccessible until further notice.

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.

For additional information about the pill drop box, please contact Staff Duty Officer Artie O'Brien at (919) 469-4019.