Drug Take Back Program

The Bratenahl Police Department provides a drug “take back” drop box on the front veranda of Village Hall where residents can drop off old, unwanted medications in a safe secure manner.

The program is free and confidential. Simply deposit your old medications 24/7 in the drop box located on the veranda at:
Bratenahl Police Department / Village Hall
411 Bratenahl Road
Bratenahl, Ohio 44108 

Why use the program? Here are a few important reasons to use the Drug Take Back Program for disposing of your old medications:
  1. Safe Disposal helps reduce Drug Abuse. Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the USA. Disposing of unwanted or unused medications via the Drug Take Back Program removes the possibility of such medications ending up in the wrong hands for the wrong purposes.
  2. Safe Disposal reduces the risk of accidental poisonings. Unwanted medicines left in the home endanger our children, seniors and pets. Poisonings from prescription and over- the -counter medicines are increasing. Getting rid of unwanted medicines at the take-back program is an important part of being safe in the home.
  3. Safe Disposal reduces the impact of medications in the environment. Large amounts of powerful medicines go unused or expire and the way we dispose of them makes a difference for our waters and environment. For years, the advice was to flush our drugs or mix them with kitty litter and throw them in the garbage. Flushing drugs send them directly into our waters, harming the environment. Drugs thrown in the garbage are available for others to take and use and can still get into our environment.
  4. Returning medicines to a take-back program is the only environmentally sound method for disposing of unused medicines.
Accepted Items
  • Solid medications such as pills, tablets, and capsules.
Prohibited Items
  • Syringes or other “sharps” such as pointed medical instruments, lancets, etc.
  • Liquids (i.e. cough syrup, liquid antibiotics, insulin, etc.)
  • Illegal or “Street Drugs” are not permitted.
  • Creams, Ointments, Over the counter medications, etc.