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Three drop-off boxes in Beaufort County allow safe place to properly dispose of medications

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.

Here’s how it works:

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.
The drop-off boxes on Hilton Head and in Beaufort are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Bluffton location is open 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.You can also call to arrange a time after hours or on weekends .

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