In order to assist the public with the disposal of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications, the Dunwoody Police Department has acquired a drug collection unit called “MedReturn”.
Beginning immediately, we invite Dunwoody resident’s to bring their unwanted medication to the front lobby of our police department on Tuesdays or Thursdays between the hours of 9AM-11AM, or 1PM-3PM, at 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 100. We cannot accept needles/sharps, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers, inhalers, medical equipment and hydrogen peroxide.
Unintentional poisoning from prescription medications is on the rise. Every year, over 2 million poison exposures are reported in the United States. In 2009, over 51% of reported poisonings in Georgia involved children ages 5 and under.
“Unfortunately, there are many unused dangerous prescription drugs in homes throughout our community. Citizens now have a safe alternative to dispose of them which will protect their children and remove the potential for abuse from others,” said Chief Billy Grogan. The Dunwoody Police Department is pleased to offer this service.
The Dunwoody Police also participated in “Operation Pill Drop” this past weekend. There were over 200 pounds of unused medications collected on Saturday. We would like to continue assisting the residents throughout the year with MedReturn.
If you have any questions about MedReturn, please contact Officer Fecht at 678.382.6917, or firstname.lastname@example.org.