Drug Disposal

Pills spilling from prescription bottles

It’s important to keep prescription medicine away from children and out of our water supply. Get rid of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications by using the MedReturn drop-off box inside the Lenexa Police Department at 12500 W. 87th St. Pkwy.

The collection site is open year-round. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.

Steps to follow when disposing of medications at police station

  • Dump pills from their original container into a re-sealable zipper storage bag. Different pills can be mixed together in the same bag. Empty medication containers can then be disposed of with your regular garbage. 
  • Bring your re-sealable zipper storage bag(s) of medication into the police station lobby any time and contact one of the public service officers who will direct you to the disposal bin. No appointment is necessary.

Any items that cannot be accepted, as well as excessive packaging, will be returned to you. 

Items not accepted

  • Illegal drugs
  • Bloody and infectious waste
  • Needles or other sharp objects
  • IV bags
  • Bandages
  • Inhalers
  • Medication from businesses or clinics
  • Personal care products
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Aerosol cans
  • Thermometers
  • Ointments, lotions or liquids

Other resources for disposing of medicines

During the months of April and October each year, the Lenexa Police Department participates in the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.