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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Safe Medication Disposal in Summit County, OH

Summit Akron Solid Waste Management Authority offers the following advice for disposing of medication without harming the environment. Check with your police department in your area to see if they have a similar program.

"Improper disposal of medication is a growing concern which can lead to environmental problems and contribute to prescription drug abuse, especially among teens and young adults.

The D.U.M.P. program is designed to provide Summit County residents with a safe and easy option for disposing of unwanted medications. Simply take the medicine to one of the several D.U.M.P. box locations in the county, and it will be safely destroyed, no questions asked. 

Just be sure to keep the medicines in their containers and mark out any identifying information.  Please note that the D.U.M.P. boxes are for pills, capsules, or liquids only; syringes cannot be accepted at the D.U.M.P. boxes.  For syringe disposal, call 330-926-5600.


Akron City Police Department
217 South High Street, Akron, OH 44308
Directions To This Location

Barberton City Police Department
576 W Park Ave, Barberton, OH 44203
Directions To This Location

Bath Township
3864 W. Bath Road, Akron, OH 44333
Directions To This Location

Copley Police Department
1280 Sunset Drive, Copley, Ohio 44321
Directions To This Location

Hudson Police Department
36 South Oviatt Street, Hudson, OH 44236
Directions To This Location

1494 East Aurora Road, Macedonia, Ohio 44056
Directions To This Location

New Franklin Police Department
5611 Manchester Rd., Akron, Oh 44319
Directions To This Location

Richfield Police Department
4450 W. Streetsboro Rd., Richfield, Oh 44286
Directions To This Location

Sagamore Hills Police Department
11551 Valley View Rd., Sagamore Hills, OH 44067
Directions To This Location

Stow Police Department
3800 Darrow Road, Stow, OH 44224
Directions To This Location

Tallmadge Police Department
53 Northeast Ave., Tallmadge, Oh 44278
Directions To This Location

Twinsburg Police Department
10075 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, OH 44087
Directions To This Location

For more information about the D.U.M.P. program, please contact
Terry Tuttle at (330) 926-5630."

More on medication disposal:

Disposing of Unused Medication Responsibly

Decluttering Your Medicine Cabinet - Proper Storage and Disposal of Medications