Don’t Flush Your Prescription Drugs

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

There are 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 .

More open drop-off:

  • Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office – 70 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
  • Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office – 2001 Duke St., Beaufort, SC 29902
  • Bluffton Police Department – 101 Progressive Street, Bluffton, SC 29910**
  • Chelsea Medical Center -719 Okatie Highway, Okatie, SC 29909
  • CVS, Bluffton – 1006 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
  • CVS Hilton Head Island – 10 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928
  • Ulmer Family Pharmacy – 68 Bluffton Rd. #6, Bluffton, SC 29910
  • Walgreens, Okatie – 138 Okatie Center Blvd, Okatie, SC 29909

** In partnership with Bluffton Police Department and Lowcountry Alliance for Healthy Youth

Customers Only:

  • Burke’s Pharmacy – 1101 Main St., Hilton Head  Island, SC 29926
  • Bluffton Pharmacy – 167 Bluffton Rd B, Bluffton, SC 29910

Free DisposeRx Packets:

  • Walmart Pharmacies
  • Sams Club Pharmacies

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