Prescription Drug Drop Box

In July of 2016, Sergeant Bianco came up with the idea to acquire an "Outdoor Pharmaceutical Disposal Kiosk" to be mounted in front of the Police Department.

He noticed that our agency at the time would use a garbage can that couldn't seal shut and was held closed with bungee cords which were kept in the lobby during events. He quickly realized that the system of collection was inadequate, outdated, and not secure. Typically, when the can was emptied, it was completely removed from our premises, making unscheduled deposits of medication impractical for our staff and the public.

He reached out to the St Helena Rotary who graciously donated the funds to purchase the receptacle and Jodie's Design who donated the time and materials to place the logos on the outside of the container.

Thanks to those who participated, our local drop box has collected over 609 pounds in the last 6 years.

Weights by Year:

  • 2017: 45 pounds
  • 2018: 119 pounds
  • 2019: 107 pounds
  • 2020: 114 pounds
  • 2021: 85 pounds
  • 2022: 139 pounds

139 pounds of pills

The collection of pills that were collected in our drug drop box in 2022, a total of 139 pounds!

Our Prescription Drop Box is located outside of our Police Department by our front door. It is accessible to anyone needing to drop off prescription drugs. Please no trash, needles, glass paraphernalia, or liquids.

Events


takeback day

Drug Take Back Day


Once a year St. Helena Police Department, along with over 4,000 other agencies across the nation, participate in the DEA Drug Take Back Day in October.