The Polk County Sheriff’s Office along with local City Governments offers residents a way to help dispose of unwanted prescription medications. They could otherwise end up in the wrong hands, in local landfills, or be flushed down toilets.
Prescription drug drop-offs give people an easy way to keep drugs out of the hands of those that should not have them. It is more secure than disposing of them in the trash or flushing them down the toilet. These methods raise concerns because people who are desperate enough can go through people’s garbage for drugs, and flushing drugs down the toilet can contaminate the water supply.
The City of Bondurant has a drop box placed in the Bondurant City Hall.
The service is available M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will ensure that all accepted items will be properly disposed of. Prescription bottle labels can remain on the container, as the medication is safely disposed of.
Items that are acceptable are prescription medications in the form of pills, tablets, ointments, creams, powders, inhalers, nebulizer solutions, liquid medications, vitamins and supplements, and pet medications.
Liquid items must be placed into a sealed zip-up baggie prior to dropping them into the containers.
Items that are unacceptable for drop off are sharp objects, syringes with needles, thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, aerosol cans, Hydrogen Peroxide or Rubbing Alcohol.