DCP: Prescription Drug Drop Box Program

Prescription Drug Drop Box Program

 

Purpose:

The medication collection and disposal program provides a safe disposal location for citizens to properly dispose of unused household medications.  Prescription drug drop boxes are only permitted to reside within police departments.

A. This program provides an environmentally safe alternative to disposing of medications in the landfill or sewer systems that may later negatively affect the environment.

B. This program encourages citizens to remove their unneeded medications from their homes. This reduces access to addictive medications for accidental or intentional misuse by children or others in the home.

C. Commercial disposal from medical facilities, doctor/dental offices, veterinarians, etc. is prohibited and is not part of this program.

D. The material to be disposed must be destroyed in accordance with police department policies and must include incineration as the method of destruction. The incineration must be performed in an authorized facility designated to perform the destruction of controlled substances.


Prerequisites:

Prior to obtaining this registration you will be required to submit a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  Please find a sample letter in the application document provided.


Required Documentation:

  • Complete the application below

Applications, Forms & Other:

Application Fee:
  • There is no fee for this registration but it will be renewed annually at which point contact information should be updated and the total number of pounds of product burned will be requested.
 
Address:

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

Drug Control Division 
165 Capitol Avenue, Room 145
Hartford, CT 06106

 
Email Address:


Content Last Modified on 8/6/2013 9:52:29 AM