Communities throughout the United States are pitching in to protect children from inadvertent drug ingestion or drug abuse, and to keep citizens safe from contaminated drinking water resulting from flushing, trashing or tossing of expired or unused prescription drugs.
With the assistance of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), the Biltmore Forest Police Department has implemented a collection system that provides a simple way for individuals to safely dispose of unused or expired medications. Effective July 27, 2017, citizens are now able to bring their expired or unused medications to the Biltmore Forest Police Department and dispose of them in a secure Kiosk in the lobby of the police department. Citizens should notify the desk officer on duty, who will then unlock the door to “pitch in” the medications. The medications collected will be disposed of on a quarterly basis by the North Carolina SBI.
For additional information, contact the BFPD at (828) 274-0822 or drop by the Police Department.
What Can Be Accepted?
All expired, unused or unwanted controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications, including pet medications. Liquid medications can only be accepted if they are tightly capped.
Regulated Medical Waste, Sharps, Syringes, Thermometers, Hazardous Waste, Aerosols, Illicit Drugs, or Commercial Waste.