Medicine Drops

Don’t flush unwanted medicines down the toilet -- sewage systems cannot remove medicines from water. Dispose of them safely during Operation Medicine Drop or at the drop boxes in Winston-Salem and Kernersville. You’ll also make your house safer by preventing accidental poisonings and drug abuse.




Monday, March 25, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Clemmons Fire Department, 5931 James St., Clemmons

Residents can dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications – no questions asked – during Operation Medicine Drop at the Clemons fire station on James Street. Only pills can be accepted. Liquids, needles, and inhalants will not be accepted. This is for households ONLY. 


Kernersville Pill Drop

March 23 - 31,  24/7
Kernersville Police Department Lobby
134 E. Mountain St., Kernersville

During Creek Week the Kernersville Police Department is making its pill drop box available to all Forsyth County households ONLY. (No businesses, health-care facilities, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical representatives, pharmacies, doctor’s offices  or veterinarian clinics). NOTE: Only pills can be accepted. NO LIQUIDS, SHARPS, CREAMS OR INHALANTS.  For complete guidelines use this link:


Winston-Salem Pill Drop

March 25 - 29, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Winston-Salem Public Safety Center Lobby
725 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem

The Winston-Salem Police Department has a dropbox for expired and unwanted prescription pills. No other forms of medication, such as liquids, gels, syringes or aerosol products, can be accepted.  The drop box is for households only. Pills from businesses, health care facilities, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical representatives, pharmacies, doctor offices and veterinary clinics will not be accepted. Citizens should check in with the officer at the front desk first for instructions before getting started.