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Prescription Drop Box

It is estimated that thousands of youths abuse or sell medications that they obtain from the family medicine cabinet. Also, people often dispose of unwanted medications in an unsecured or improper manner. The Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department offers a safe and convenient way to dispose of unused medications.

A permanent drop box has been placed in the lobby of the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department, and the box is available to the public Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Residents may simply bring their unwanted medications to the police department lobby, follow the instructions located on the drop box, and discard their medications.

While most prescription medications may be discarded in the drop box, residents should not use this service for the following:

  • Needles, Syringes, or Lancets
  • Intravenous (IV) Bags or Liquid
  • Thermometers
  • Personal Care Items
  • Used Gauze or Bandages
  • Bloody or Infections Waste
  • Over the Counter Medications

If you have questions regarding our Prescription Drop Off Box Service, contact the police department at 910-363-0011.

Permanent Medication disposal locations in Brunswick County

Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department - (910) 363-0011

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office

     Bolivia - (910) 253-2777

     Calabash - (910) 579-7030


     Calabash (910) 579-1050

     Leland (1132 Cutler Crossing) - (910) 371-1464

    Ocean Isle Beach (910) 579-0970

    Shallotte (910) 754-9351

Leland Police Department - (910) 371-1100

Oak Island Police Department - (910) 278-5595

Ocean Isle Police Department - (910) 579-4221

Seashore Drug (Calabash) - (910) 762-6278

Shallotte Police Department - (910) 754-6008

Sunset Beach Police Department - (910) 579-2151

Thomas Drugs (Oak Island) - (910) 754-7720

Following is a link for the medication disposal locator tool: