In 2012 in Ohio, more than 1,500 people died from accidental prescription drug overdoses.  Help protect your home and loved ones from potentially dangerous and addictive medications.

The RX Drug Drop Box Program is an opportunity for residents to deposit unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs at drop boxes.

In collaboration with the Bowling Green Police Division, the Wood County ADAMHS Board, the Wood County Hospital Foundation and with permission from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office has available a “Prescription-drug Take Back” disposal container. The container is situated in the front lobby of the Sheriff’s Office.

WHAT CAN BE RETURNED: We can accept tablets, caplets and all other solid dosage forms of pharmceutical drugs.

WHAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT: We cannot accept liquids, plastics or glass pill containers; radioactive materials, bio-hazards, used/unused syringes, drug paraphernalia, illicity manufactured controlled substance or other medical waste or contaminants.


Thanks to a partnership between the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and Rx ALI (Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative) Ohio we now have available to the community Drug Disposal Kits. These kits are a safe way to discard of medications and can be obtained in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office. Simply place your pills into the pouch, add water, seal, and throw the pouch away in the garbage. The water reacts with chemicals in the pouch to nullify any active ingredients in your medicine. This is also a great way to dispose of liquid medication that is prohibited in our Take-Back box still located in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office.

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