Ridgefield Police remind residents of their prescription drug take back box

Prescription Drug Take Back

As a reminder Ridgefield Police Department has a prescription drug take back box located in the lobby of police headquarters. We encourage people to stop by and dispose of any unwanted or unused prescription medications. 

Prescription drugs that languish in medicine cabinets create a public health and safety concern because they are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse continue to increase at alarming rates in the United States and studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, to include the family medicine cabinet.

The take back box is available 24/7 and is completely anonymous. All medications that are disposed of are taken to a incineration facility by officers from the RPD for destruction.

Ridgefield Police Department is located at 76 E Ridge Road