There are now three drop-off boxes in Beaufort County that are safe places to properly dispose of extra or unused prescription medications instead of flushing them into the PSD’s sanitary sewer system.
There is a new initiative at the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Beaufort Memorial Hospital, to properly dispose of drugs — keeping them off the streets and out of the drains. There are three drug drop-off boxes in Beaufort County:
- The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office on Hilton Head, located at 58 Shelter Cove Lane.
- Beaufort County Government Building, 4819 Bluffton Parkway in Bluffton.
- The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, located at 2001 Duke Street in Beaufort.
When you drop-off your medications (also accepting hypodermic needles), a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputy will meet you in the lobby and place all of the medications in a sealed bag. Individuals are not allowed to use the box without a deputy present. The bag is then deposited into the secured box, which is bolted to the floor, and the drugs are burned. There is no ID or paperwork required. It’s a quick and free process.