Cuyahoga County Reaches Drug Drop Box Milestone

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John O'Brien, (216) 698-3396
Rich Luchette (216) 797-0931

More than 10,000 Pounds of Unwanted Prescription Medications Collected to Date

CUYAHOGA COUNTY - The Cuyahoga County Rx Drug Drop-Off Program has already collected more than 10,000 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs since its launch in 2013. Offered year round, the program provides safe disposal of prescription drugs, protects the environment, and reduces drug abuse potential.

"Drug Drop Box continues to be an effective tool for parents and guardians, seniors, and environmentally conscious citizens to make a difference in the availability of medicines that can lead to the drug abuse," said FitzGerald. “I’d like to congratulate Sheriff Bova and our entire Public Safety team who are taking real strides toward ending prescription drug abuse and the heroin epidemic.”

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department Rx Drug Drop Box Program was launched in April, 2013 and has provided 46 drop boxes to 41 communities. The program continues to expand and more communities are being added.

"From Bay Village to Woodmere, all across Cuyahoga County, the Drug Drop Box Program offers a safe way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs," said Sheriff Frank Bova. "We are glad to partner with the County Executive and Common Pleas Drug Court to offer safe ways to dispose of these medications."

For a list of Rx Drug Drop Box locations, see: or