Medication drop box at Dandurand Drugstore in east Wichita. (January 2019)
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -
Sedgwick County residents can now easily dispose of medications at five drop boxes throughout the county.
County officials said in a news release on Tuesday that those wanting to get rid of unwanted or expired prescriptions, over-the-counter, and controlled medications at the drop boxes will not have to answer any questions and won't have to show ID.
Environmental Resources partnered with local law enforcement agencies to collect controlled substances at the following locations:
Valley Center Police Department, 616 E 5th St, Valley Center, KS 67147
Mulvane Police Department, 410 E Main, Mulvane, KS 67110
Clearwater Police Department, 109 S Lee, Clearwater, KS 67206
Bel Aire Police Department, 7651 E Central Park Ave, Bel Aire, KS 67226
Cheney Police Department, 131 N Main, Cheney, KS 67205
The program is funded through the county's solid waste fee, which subsidizes a number of community programs including Christmas tree recycling, household hazardous waste remote collection events, tire and e-waste collection events and the bulky waste coupon.
Previously, residents could only drop off controlled substances in specific pharmacies.