Free Medication Return Boxes

The free Medication Return Box program is a partnership between the Authority and participating York County police departments. The secure medication take-back box, purchased by the Authority from MedReturn, keeps deposited medications contained in a locked compartment accessible only by law enforcement. The Authority has invited all York County police departments to participate and is seeking to establish medication take-back boxes in police departments across the county.  The Authority will purchase a box for each interested police department and provide free destruction of medications at the York County Resource Recovery Center (RRC).

Listing of participating police departments

Items accepted in Medication Return Boxes include:

  • Type ll-V controlled substances
  • Prescription solids, liquids, patches, ointments and inhalers
  • Over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements
  • Pet medications

Items NOT accepted in Medication Return Boxes include:

  • Medications from businesses or clinics
  • Illegal drugs
  • Needles and lancets
  • Bloody, infectious or hazardous medical waste
  • Thermometers
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Aerosol cans
  • Personal care products in the form of non-prescription ointments, liquids or lotions