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Drug Disposal

Drop medications no longer needed in a drug disposal box to stop them from being misused and to keep our waterways safe by not flushing them in the commode. Do this with pain pills and the other drugs listed below:

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Items accepted:

  • Prescription medications

  • All over-the-counter medications

  • Pet medications

  • Vitamins and Supplements

  • Medicated ointments, lotions, creams, and oils

  • Liquid medication in leak-proof containers

  • Homeopathic remedies

  • Suppositories

Items not accepted:

  • Thermometers, needles, and syringes

  • Bloody or infectious waste and IV bags

  • Personal care products

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Aerosol cans

  • Full inhalers

  • Chemotherapy pills – please return them to the provider who prescribed them for you

Assortment of Pills


Use the drug drop boxes listed below 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no questions asked.

  • The Belmont Police Department (201 Chronicle St, Belmont, NC 28012)

  • The Cherryville Police Department (704 E Church St, Cherryville, NC 28021)

  • CVS Pharmacy, Belmont (6750 Wilkinson Blvd, Belmont, NC 28012)

  • The Dallas Police Department (207 W Church St, Dallas, NC 28034)

  • The Gaston County Police Department (420 W Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28052)

  • The Gaston County Sheriff’s Office (425 Dr M.L.K. Jr. Way, Gastonia, NC 28052)

  • The Gastonia Police Department (200 E Long Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052)

  • The Mount Holly Police Department (400 E Central Ave, Mt Holly, NC 28120)

  • The Stanley Police Department (230 S Main St, Stanley, NC 28164)

  • Walgreens Pharmacy, Belmont (6802 Wilkinson Blvd, Belmont, NC 28012)

For more information on drug disposal, call 704-866-3320.

To dispose of clean syringes, call 828-291-7023.

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