Dispose of prescription medication

prescription medication bottles

There are two ways to drop off prescription medication for proper disposal, the disposal drop-off box and directly to the Police Department Evidence Unit. In all cases, we ask that all medications be removed from their original containers and placed into a sealed bag.


Not Accepted


Please note that the department will not accept syringes of any type, but you can find more information on how to dispose of household hazardous waste here.


Prescription Medicine Disposal


Drop-off Box

Photograph of the chest-high white prescription medicine drop-off bin in the lobby of the police department.
Prescription medicine drop-off box in the lobby of the Asheville Police Department.

A medication drop-off box is located in the front lobby of the Asheville Police Department (100 Court Plaza Asheville, NC 28801) and may be accessed during regular business hours.


Turn-in Directly


To the Police Department’s Evidence Unit

Prescription medicine may also be submitted directly to the Asheville Police Department’s Property & Evidence Unit for destruction. The Property & Evidence public entrance is located on the South-East corner of the Municipal Building (towards the back of the build

Photograph of the entrance to the property unit (large door on a brick building with railing outside).
The public entrance to the Asheville Police Department’s Property Unit

ing) with the entrance facing S Spruce Street.

Public hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday







Asheville Police Department -Evidence Unit
100 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC 28801