The city of Brentwood announced June 21 it has installed a drug drop-off box to accept unused prescription medication at its police headquarters, located at 910 Heritage Way.

This marks the second drop box for the city and the sixth in Williamson County.

According to the city, just under 4,000 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs have been collected at the city's first box, located in City Hall at 5211 Maryland Way, Brentwood. The high usage of the box prompted the city to install a second.

“We recognize that disposing of unwanted or unused medication safely is an environmentally responsible practice and we are proud to now offer two locations for the community to use," said Bill Reape, a Brentwood police officer and evidence collection manager for the department, in a release. "Using these bins helps to prevent the medication from getting into the wrong hands, ending up in a landfill or our waterways.”

Residents can drop off eligible items at either location 24 hours a day year-round.

Eligible items include:

  • prescription drugs

  • over-the-counter medications

  • pet medications

  • inhalers

  • liquid medicine in leak-proof containers

  • pills in any packaging

Items that are not accepted include needles and syringes, thermometers, illegal drugs and narcotics, bio-waste and IV bags.

Residents can learn more about the drug drop-off boxes here.