Fight Drug Diversion

If you have unused prescription medications in your home, you are encouraged to dispose of them safely and responsibly so they do not fall into the wrong hands. Prescription drug diversion—when drugs are obtained for uses that are illegal and typically not medically authorized or necessary—is one of the leading factors contributing to our nation’s current opioid epidemic.

The City of University Place has a safe drug disposal box in the Civic Building Police Department station that residents can use during the department’s office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-12 pm and Wednesdays from 1-4 pm.

By taking a few extra minutes to dispose of these medications safely, you can contribute to our community’s overall safety and well-being.