Permanent Medication Drop Box Locations in Northeast Missouri

  • Adair County

    Adair County Sheriff's Department
    215 N. Franklin Street
    Kirksville, MO 63501

    Monday – Friday
    (excluding county holidays)
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Clark County

    Clark County Sheriff’s Office
    518 N. Lincoln St.
    Kahoka, MO 63445

  • Knox County

    Edina Police Department
    208 Monticello
    Edina, MO 63537

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Lewis County

    Lewis County Sheriff’s Office
    107 Washington St.
    Monticello, MO 63457

  • Linn County

    Linn County Sheriff’s Office
    115 East Jackson St.
    Linneus, MO 64653

  • Macon County

    LaPlata City Hall
    101 S. Gex St.
    LaPlata, MO 63549

    Macon County Sheriff’s Office
    101 W. Sheridan St.
    Macon, MO 63552

  • Marion County

    Marion County Sheriff’s Office
    1703 Marion City Rd.
    Palmyra, MO 63461

  • Putnam County

    Putnam County Sheriff's Office
    1601 Main St.
    Unionville, MO 63565

  • Schuyler County

    Schuyler County Sheriff's Department
    110 Washington St
    Lancaster, MO 63548

  • Scotland County

    Scotland County Sheriff’s Office
    117 S. Market St. #3
    Memphis, MO 63555

  • Shelby County

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Office
    100 E. Main St.
    Shelbyville, MO 63469

Opioid Disposal in Northeast Missouri

According to the FDA, you can safely dispose of medicines from home. You can use the United State Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)-authorized collectors or the medicine take-back programs to safely dispose of all medicines. In the absence of all these options, the FDA supports the safe disposal of unneeded opioid drugs in their household trash.

Medication Collectors

DEA-authorized collectors will come around and securely and safely collect and dispose of opioids, pharmaceutical controlled substances, and several other prescription drugs. There are different places you can find these people in your community – they can be present in the hospitals, clinic pharmacies, retail pharmacies, or law enforcement locations. You may also collect mail-back envelopes from these pharmacies; you can safely dispose of the unused opioid medicines and send it to them through the U.S. Mail.

Home Medication Disposal

If mail back or take-back program is not available in your area, you can safely dispose of your expired or unused opioid drugs in your household trash. To do this, mix the medicines with an unpalatable substance like used coffee grounds, dirt, or kitty litter. Please, do not crush capsules or tablets when mixing them. Now, put the mixture in a container like a sealable or zip-top plastic bag and throw the container with the content in your household trash. However, before you throw out empty medicine packaging or empty pill bottle, make sure you scratch out all personal information and the usage prescription written on the prescription label to make it unreadable.

However, some prescription medicines come with controlled substances that can only be used by the patient and can be harmful to any other person other than the patient. In this case, it may be hard to throw such opioid drugs in the trash because any kid or pet can accidentally take it from there. In the absence of the drug take-back program or DEA-authorized collector, FDA recommends that you flush these drugs in your toilet.

Contact the Adair County Health Department  for free DisposeRX packets for easy at home disposal!