Medication Drop Box Program

Drop-Box-LogoExpired or unused prescribed and over-the-counter medications can be disposed of at drop boxes at the locations listed below. Community members can utilize these drop boxes to ensure that medications don’t end up in the wrong hands and are disposed of properly.

Proper medication disposal not only prevents accidental and intentional misuse, but it also helps protect the environment. The Berks County Medication Drop Box disposal program is free for county residents, and ID is not required. All prescription medication should be placed in the original containers and packaging, with personal information blacked out. For further questions, please call our office at (610) 376-8669, or visit the District Attorney’s website HERE

Below is a list of items that will be accepted as well as a list of items not collected through this initiative:

Accepted Items:

Any expired or unused medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, including pet medications and drug samples. Other items include vitamins, ointments, inhalers, powders or patch form medications, and even liquid encased in its original plastic leak-proof container. Please note: medications should be in the original container with personal information blacked out.

Items NOT Accepted:

Any loose pills not in standard container or bag, syringes*, thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, sunblock, lipstick, deodorant, skin cream, hydrogen peroxide, cleaning agents & aerosol cans and medications from businesses.

*To learn about how to safely dispose of sharps, please CLICK HERE.
What are Sharps? View HERE.

Berks County Drop Box Locations:

CLICK HERE to view an interactive map of the drop box locations created by the DA’s office.

Amity Township Police Department – 2004 Weavertown Road, Douglassville
Bally Police Department – 425 Chestnut Street, Bally
Berks County Agricultural Center – 1st Floor Lobby, 1328 Welfare Road, Leesport
Berks County Coroner’s Office – 1047 MacArthur Road, Suite 200, Reading
Bern Township Police Department – 1069 Old Bernville Road, Reading
Birdsboro Police Department – 200 E. Main Street, Birdsboro
Boyertown Police Department – 100 S. Washington Street, Boyertown
Brecknock Township Police Department – 889 Alleghenyville Road, Mohnton
Caernarvon Township Police Department – 3307 Main Street, Morgantown
Central Berks Regional Police Department – 2147 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading
Cumru Township Police Department – 1775 Welsh Road, Mohnton
Douglass Township Police Department – 1068 Douglass Drive, Boyertown
Exeter Township Police Department – 4975 Demoss Road, Reading
Fleetwood Police Department – 110 W. Arch Street, Fleetwood
Hamburg Police Department – 61. N. Third Street, Hamburg
Kutztown Police Department – 45 Railroad Street, Kutztown
Laureldale Police Department – 3406 Kutztown Road, Reading
Muhlenberg Township Police Department – 210 George Street, Reading
Penn State University Berks Campus – Perkins Student Center, 2080 Tulpehocken Road, Reading
Reading Police Department – City Hall, 815 Washington Street, Reading
Shillington Police Department – 999 E. Broad Street, Shillington
Sinking Spring Police Department – 3940 Penn Avenue, Sinking Spring
Spring Township Police Department – 2800 Shillington Road, Reading
Tilden Township Police Department – 870 Hex Highway, Hamburg
Tulpehocken Township Police Department – 22 Rehrersburg Road, Rehrersburg
West Reading Police Department – 500 Chestnut Street, West Reading
Western Berks Regional Police Department – 100 N. Reber Street, Wernersville
Wyomissing Police Department – 22 Reading Boulevard, Wyomissing

(Contact the police department for hours of operation.)

This program is sponsored by:

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