WWBT NBC12: Medication Disposal Unit Launch
The Richmond City Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant for a drug collection unit from CVS’ Safer Communities Program. This unit will be located at the Richmond City Justice Center front lobby area and will provide Richmond residents with a safe and responsible way to dispose of unused, expired or unwanted medications.
The Richmond City Sheriff’s Office wants to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in residents’ homes and decrease the potential for prescription drug abuse by providing the new drug disposal unit. In addition, this proper drug disposal will help to prevent the contamination of local landfills and water supplies from unused medications.
We are proud to partner with CVS’ Safer Communities Program to help communities address and prevent drug abuse.
This drug collection unit will be accessible to the public each day from 9:00am – 6:00 pm. It is our commitment to provide this service to our community to promote safety and to reduce the spread of this epidemic.