Health Department

 (919) 496-2533
107 Industrial Drive, Suite C
Louisburg, NC 27549

Health Department

Medication Drop Off Event- September 27, 2016 at Riverbend Park Louisburg, NC during the annual Senior Fun Day in the Park Event ! The Medication Drop Off is hosted by Franklin County Sheriff's Department 

Now you can safely and properly dispose of unwanted, unused, and/or expired medications!

 Drop Box Locations:

Visit one of these Franklin County Sheriffs Departments during their normal business hours to drop your medicines in the box. No questions asked.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department (Louisburg)- (919) 496-2186

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department (Bunn)- (919) 340-0307

Save lives. Protect the environment. Dispose of unnecessary medications.

Drug drop boxes are intended for liquid and pill medications that are expired, unused, or unwanted. Liquid medications must remain in original containers. Pill medications may remain in original containers or be placed in a sealable plastic bag. DO NOT drop loose pills.

Please remember to remove all identifiable information from containers or packages before disposal.

✔Do Drop:

  • Expired or unused medications
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Medication samples
  • Pet medications
  • Medicated ointments and lotions
  • Liquid medications

✖Do NOT Drop:

  • Needles/ Lancets/ Syringes
  • Thermometers
  • IV bags
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Empty containers
  • Personal care products

Facts about prescription medication

  • Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
  • Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.
  • Unused drugs that are flushed can contaminate the water supply
  • Prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a doctor’s supervision.
  • The majority of teens abusing prescription drugs get them from home medicine cabinets.
  • The non-medical use of prescription drugs rank second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.

 Request promotional materials

If you or your organization would like to obtain drug drop box promotional brochures, please contact the Health Educator at (919) 496-2533