The Problem ‐ Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Additionally, unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.  

The Solution – The Sherman Police Department offers residents a way to safely drop off unused drugs into a locked vault at the police station lobby. The vault is similar in design as to a mail post box. Only law enforcement will be able to open the vault in order to dispose of the drugs. Authorized police personnel will regularly empty the secure vault and will transport the drugs to a designated DEA collection site for proper disposal on a scheduled basis.

Disposal Location ‐ The Prescription Drug Disposal vault is available to be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the Sherman Police Department, 2629 W. Andrew Road, main entrance in the lobby foyer. 

Informational Flyer
Click on this link to download a copy of our flyer: Prescription Drug Disposal Program Flyer


  • Prescription medications (except controlled*)
  • All over-the-counter (OTC) medications
  • Pet medications
  • Vitamins & Supplements
  • Medicated ointments, lotions, creams & oils
  • Liquid medication in leak-proof containers
  • Homeopathic remedies
  • Suppositories


  • Needles/sharps
  • Syringes with needles
  • Thermometers
  • Controlled* prescriptions
  • IV bags
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Personal care products
  • Empty containers
  • Hydrogen Peroxide or other chemicals
  • Aerosol cans
  • Full inhalers

* Any drug as defined in the five categories of the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970. These medications are categorized by “schedules” based on their potential for abuse and addiction. They range from Schedule 1, or C1 (illegal drugs) to C2 to C5 which indicates a decrease in potential for abuse or addiction. The schedules cover opium (and other opiates), hallucinogens, as well as prescriptions containing narcotics or amphetamines.