drug take back

Drug Take Back Drop Box

(Located In Lobby of E911 City Hall Dispatcher Office Across from Library Entrance)

A specially designated container is located in the lobby of E911 Dispatch Center at Paris City Hall. Citizens are invited to stop by and safely dispose of expired or unneeded prescription/over-the-counter medication. The American Board of Family Medicine estimates that 89% of consumers dispose of their medications improperly by putting them in household trash or flushing them down a toilet. Ron Watkins, EMA Director, is assisting with proper and safe disposal. “In addition to the environmental concern of improper drug disposal, keeping expired or unneeded medication in the house can be dangerous,” Chief Elizondo said. “Curious teens or youths could find a pill bottle and ingest the contents. Prescription medicine is also attractive to burglars, many of whom break into homes and businesses in search of items to support drug habits.” Prescription/over-the-counter medication drop off hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Location: Paris City Hall, West Washington St. across from the Library

Yes, you may discard these items:

  • Prescription medications
  • Other Drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Veterinary medications
  • Medicated ointments and lotions
  • Liquid medication in glass or leak-proof containers

No, the program doesn’t accept these items:

  • Needles
  • Thermometers
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Personal care products
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Empty containers
  • Business waste

For any questions or further instructions call 731-642-2424