The Town of Fuquay-Varina received a grant from CVS Pharmacy to install a permanent Drug Collection Unit. The Unit is located at the Fuquay-Varina Police Department at 401 Old Honeycutt Rd. and provides residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances. Fuquay-Varina's Drug Collection Unit site is open to the public Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked. This site only collects prescription pills and powders. We do not accept liquids and syringes. Please do not leave any bags, boxes or containers outside of the collection container. Please contact our Evidence Custodian, Renee Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule an appointment for larger quantities that do not fit in the container.
The Unit is intended to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in residents' homes and decrease prescription drug abuse. The Unit further helps Fuquay-Varina prevent the contamination of local landfills and water supplies from unused medication.
The Fuquay-Varina Police Department has hosted several Medicine Drop events over the years with great success. Having a permanent, safe place to dispose of excess and unwanted prescription medications is a very positive step to protecting our citizens and environment. The Fuquay-Varina Police Department is proud to partner with CVS Pharmacy and we thank them for their commitment to help residents reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in our community. For more information or to inquire about the type of medications included in this program, email the officer in charge of this program.