MedReturn boxes

Elkhart County MedReturn Boxes

Many individuals who abuse prescription drugs first get them from a relative or a friend. By pledging to properly dispose of unused medications, we can all play a role in reducing prescription drug abuse.

Unused medications should not be flushed or thrown away. Flushed medications enter our water system, where they may have a negative effect on the environment and eventually the health of everyone in the community.

Instead, you can deposit unused or unwanted medications in one of the MedReturn boxes located throughout Elkhart County. This is a free and anonymous service (you can even remove any medication labels or simply place your pills in a plastic bag).

You can rest assured that your local law enforcement agencies will take it from there.

medication collected since 2013
Find a MedReturn Box

The following items are currently accepted at Elkhart County MedReturn boxes.

  • Prescriptions

  • Prescription patches

  • Prescription medications

  • Prescription ointments

  • Over-the-counter medications

  • Vitamins

  • Samples

  • Medications for pets

The following items are NOT currently accepted at Elkhart County MedReturn locations at this time.

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Inhalers

  • Aerosol cans

  • Liquids

  • Needles (sharps)

  • Thermometers