Medication Drop Off Locations

Permanent medication collection boxes are available in several Chester County locations. Medication collection boxes offer residents the opportunity to safely and anonymously dispose of unwanted and expired drugs and medication.

Medication Collection boxes will help reduce these statistics:
  • 75% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or relatives.
  • 1 in 5 high school students have abused prescription drugs.
  • Environmental Protection Agency studies have detected pharmaceutical drugs in our water supply.

Products Accepted

  • Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications
  • Tablets and capsules
  • Prescription patches
  • Medical creams and ointments
  • Vitamins
  • Nasal sprays
  • Pet medicines
  • Liquid medications in original bottles - sites marked with an (l)
    accept liquids. Call unmarked drop off location to confirm acceptance of l
    iquid medications


Products Not Accepted

  • Intravenous Solutions
  • Injectables, syringes, and needles (i.e. EpiPens). These items should be taken to a health care professional's office or hospital for proper disposal
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Compressed cylinders or aerosols (e.g., asthma inhalers)
  • Iodine-containing medications
  • Thermometers
  • Alcohol

Drop Off Locations

Please contact locations for hours of availability 

Caln Township

Police Department - 610-383-1821 
253 Municipal Drive, Thorndale, PA 19320

City of Coatesville*

Police Department - 610-384-2300 
1 City Hall, Coatesville, PA 19320

East Brandywine Township (l)

Police Department - 610-269-4300 
1212 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335

East Fallowfield Township*

Police Department - 610-384-9163
2264 Strasburg Rd., E. Fallowfield, PA  19320

East Whiteland Township

Police Department - 610-647-2100
209 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, Pa. 19355
Easttown Township

Police Department - 610-341-9780
566 Beaumont Road, Devon, PA  19333

Kennett Square Borough (l)

Police Department - 610-444-0501
115 North Broad Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

North Coventry Township (l)

Police Department - 610-323-8360
845 South Hanover Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

Oxford Borough (l)

Police Department - 610-998-0032
57 North Fourth Street, Oxford, PA 19363

Paoli Hospital

255 West Lancaster Avenue, 
Paoli, PA 19301 

Parkesburg Borough (l)

Police Department - 610-857-3535
315 West 1st Avenue, Bldg. 2, Parkesburg, PA 19365

Phoenixville Borough (l)

Police Department - 610-933-1180
351 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

South Coatesville*

Police Department - 610-384-3500
134 Modena Road, Coatesville, PA 19320

Southern Chester County

Regional Police Department - 610-268-2907
385 Starr Road, Suite 100, Landenberg, PA 19350

Tredyffrin Township**

Police Department - 610-644-3221
1100 DuPortail Road, Berwyn, PA 19312

Upper Uwchlan Township

Police Department - 610-458-5862
140 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, PA 19425

Valley Township 

Police Department - 610-384-8133
890 West Lincoln Hwy, Coatesville, PA 19320

West Brandywine Township

Police Department - 610-380-8201
198 Lafayette Road, Coatesville, PA 19320

West Caln Township

Police Department - 610-384-3115
721 West Kings Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320

West Chester Borough

Sheriff’s Office - 610-344-6850
201 West Market Street, Suite 1201, West Chester, PA 19380

West Chester University

Police Department - 610-436-3311
690 South Church Street, West Chester PA 19383 

West Goshen Township

Police Department - 610-696-7400
1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

West Vincent Township

Police Department - 610-458-3205
729 Street Matthews Rd, Chester Springs, PA 19425

West Whiteland Township

Police Department - 610-363-0200
101 Commerce Drive, Exton, PA 19341

Westtown-East Goshen

Regional Police Department - 610-692-9600 
1041 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

Willistown Township 

Police Department - 610-251-0222
688 Sugartown Road, Malvern, PA 19355 

Permanent Medication Collection boxes are a project of the Chester County District Attorney's Office Thomas P. Hogan, Chester County District Attorney with the support of the following State agencies: Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the Chester County Commissioners, District Attorney, and Drug and Alcohol Services.

*Medication Collection Box locations in and around Coatesville are a result of a community partnership between Pennsylvania American Water, the Brandywine Health Foundation, Coatesville Youth Initiative, and the Police Chiefs of the City of Coatesville, Caln Township, East Fallowfield Township, South Coatesville, West Caln Township, West Brandywine Township, and Valley Township.

**Medication Collection Box locations in Tredyffrin Township were provided by ARCH (Area Residents Caring and Helping) through a partnership with the Tredyffrin Community and Police Association.  Tredyffrin Township was one of the first collection boxes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.