Medicine Drop

Medicine Drop – This Weekend in Cary

Medicine Drop

Cary, NC — This Saturday, September 26, 2015, the Town of Cary will host its biannual Operation Medicine Drop – four sites throughout Cary will offer citizens the chance to properly dispose of unwanted medicines with no questions asked. 

Operation Medicine Drop

Operation Medicine Drop has been a biannual Cary tradition for years now – twice a year, citizens can bring unwanted or unused prescription, over-the-counter and expired medications to four different drop-off sites in Cary. The last medicine drop, which occurred in Spring of 2015, collected roughly 876,000 pills for safe and proper disposal.

Four Sites in Cary

Do you have old medicines you’d like to toss? Stop by one of the four Cary sites below between 10 am-2 pm on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

  • Town of Cary Fire Station #3, 1807 Kildaire Farm Road
  • Town of Cary Fire Station #8, 408 Mills Park Drive
  • Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut Street

Officers will be available to safely dispose of medications and answer poison control questions.

Missed the Medicine Drop?

Cary residents who cannot attend Operation Medicine Drop next week have the opportunity to properly dispose of medications year-round thanks to a secure drug disposal box at the Town of Cary Police Department, 120 Wilkinson Avenue.

The permanent drop box is accessible weekdays from 9 am-5 pm.

Though over-the-counter and prescription medicines are accepted, liquids, radioactive materials, batteries and needles can not be disposed of at the site.

Operation Medicine Drop is sponsored across North Carolina by Safe Kids North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Insurance, State Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration. For more information about Operation Medicine Drop or for a schedule of statewide pill take-back events, visit


Story from staff reports. Photo by The Javorac.