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Drug Disposal Drop Off

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The Northwood Police Department now offers a Safe Medication Disposal for its residents.  The medication disposal box allows residents to bring their unused, expired and unwanted medications and drop them into a secure place where the police department will destroy them appropriately.  


Medications can be dropped off at the Northwood Police Department's lobby, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The purpose of this program is to provide environmentally safe alternatives to disposing of medications in landfill or sewer systems.  It also encourages residents to remove unwanted medications from their homes thus reducing the access to addictive medications for accidental or intentional misuse by children or others in the home.


For more information, please call the Northwood Police Department at (419) 691-5053.


  • Prescription medications (Schedule II-V controlled and non-controlled substances*)

  • Over-the-counter medications*

Not Accepted:

  • Illegal drugs

  • Needles

  • Lotions or liquids

  • Inhalers

  • Aerosol cans

  • Thermometers

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

*Common dosage forms, such as tablets, capsules, ointments and patches.  Not intended for U.S. mail or garbage disposal.

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