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Since 2018, the City of Brentwood has successfully partnered with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force and the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition to operate a prescription drug drop box in the lobby of Brentwood Town Hall, located at 5211 Maryland Way. In the past three years, just under four thousand pounds of prescription drugs have been collected at this location alone. Due to its use, when the Brentwood Police Department Headquarters building opened earlier this year, a second drug drop box was placed at 910 Heritage Way. This new box is the sixth box in Williamson County. Other drop boxes can be found in Franklin, Nolensville, Spring Hill and Fairview.

The two drop boxes at City Hall and Police Headquarters are accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and are located in an area under video surveillance. If you are arriving after 4 p.m. on a weekend or statutory holiday at 910 Heritage Way, please enter through the front door and press the button for assistance. Dispatchers will allow you to dispose of medication safely. Deposit is free and no form is required – residents can simply place the items in the box and go. Brentwood Police Officer and Evidence Gathering Officer Bill Reape said: “We recognize that the safe disposal of unwanted or unused drugs is an environmentally responsible practice and we are proud of now offer two locations to the community. Using these bins helps prevent drugs from falling into the wrong hands and ending up in a landfill or in our waterways.

Acceptable items:

  1. • Prescription drugs
  2. • All over-the-counter medications
  3. • Medicines for pets
  4. • Liquid drugs in airtight containers
  5. • Inhalers
  6. • Pills in any package, including glass, plastic container, bag (Ziploc) or foil

Unacceptable items:

  1. • Illegal drugs and narcotics
  2. • Needles / sharp or syringes with needles
  3. • Blood glucose equipment
  4. • Thermometers
  5. • IV pockets
  6. • Bloody or infectious waste
  7. • Personal care products (shampoo, lotions, etc.)


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