Community Medication and Needle Disposal

Proper disposal of prescription painkillers and used needles is a growing concern in communities across the country.  According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, used needles contribute to the spread of diseases such as Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and HIV--putting sanitation workers, housekeepers, sewage workers and even family members and children at risk. 

 

Additionally, failing to properly dispose of unused opioid prescriptions can lead to the misuse of these medications, which is a major factor in the current opioid epidemic in the United States.  The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that improper use of opioid drugs "can lead to dependence and, when misused, opioid pain relievers can lead to overdose incidents and deaths."    

 

You can help to combat these concerns in Calloway County by properly disposing of unused prescription drugs as well as used needles and sharps.   Please see the list of local drop box locations below:

Calloway County Sheriff's Department

701 Olive Street
Murray, KY  42071

270.753.3151
Prescription drugs can be dropped off 24/7 however, they can not accept syringes or liquids.

Walgreens

1205 Main Street

Murray, KY  42071

270.762.8991

Prescription drugs can be dropped off 24/7 however, they can not accept syringes or liquids.

MCCH Emergency Department

803 Poplar Street
Murray, KY  42071

Murray North Fire Station

2075 US Highway 641 North

Murray, Ky  42071

Prescription Medication Disposal Drop-off Locations (PDF version)

Needles / Sharps Disposal Drop-off Locations (PDF version)