Medication Drop Off Locations

Permanent medication collection boxes are available in several Chester County locations. Medication collection boxes offer residents the opportunity to safely and anonymously dispose of unwanted and expired drugs and medication.

Medication Collection boxes will help reduce these statistics:
  • 75% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or relatives.
  • 1 in 5 high school students have abused prescription drugs.
  • Environmental Protection Agency studies have detected pharmaceutical drugs in our water supply.

Products Accepted

  • Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications
  • Tablets and capsules
  • Liquid medications in their original containers (i.e. cough
    syrups, cold medicines)
  • Prescription patches
  • Medical creams and ointments
  • Vitamins
  • Nasal sprays
  • Pet medicines

Products Not Accepted

  • Intravenous Solutions
  • Injectables, syringes, and needles (i.e. EpiPens)*
    *These items should be taken to a health care
    professional's office or to a hospital for proper disposal
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Compressed cylinders or aerosols (e.g., asthma inhalers)
  • Iodine-containing medications
  • Thermometers
  • Alcohol

Drop Off Locations

Please contact the drop-off location for times when drop-offs are accepted. 

Caln Township

Police Department - 610-383-1281 
253 Municipal Drive, Thorndale, PA 19320

City of Coatesville*

Police Department - 610-384-2300 
1 City Hall, Coatesville, PA 19320

East Brandywine Township
Police Department - 610-269-4300 
1212 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335

East Whiteland Township

Police Department - 610-647-2100
209 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, Pa. 19355

Kennett Square Borough

Police Department - 610-444-0501
115 North Broad Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

New Garden Township

Police Department - 610-268-2907
8934 Gap Newport Pike, Landenburg, PA 19350

North Coventry Township

Police Department - 610-323-8360
845 South Hanover Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

Oxford Borough

Police Department - 610-998-0032
57 North Fourth Street, Oxford, PA 19363

Paoli Hospital

255 West Lancaster Avenue,
Paoli, PA 19301

Parkesburg Borough

Police Department - 610-857-3535
315 West 1st Avenue, Bldg. 2, Parkesburg, PA 19365

Phoenixville Borough

Police Department - 610-933-1180
351 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Tredyffrin Township**

Police Department - 610-644-3221
1100 DuPortail Road, Berwyn, PA 19312

Upper Uwchlan Township

Township Administration Building - 610-458-9400
140 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, PA 19425

Valley Township


Police Department - 610-384-8133
890 West Lincoln Hwy, Coatesville, PA 19320

West Brandywine Township

Police Department - 610-380-8201
198 Lafayette Road, Coatesville, PA 19320

West Caln Township

Police Department - 610-384-3115
721 West Kings Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320

West Chester Borough

Sheriff’s Office -


201 West Market Street, Suite 1201, West Chester, PA 19380

West Chester University

Police Department - 610-436-3311
690 South Church Street, West Chester PA 19383 

West Goshen Township

Police Department - 610-696-7400
1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

West Vincent Township

Police Department - 610-458-3205
729 Street Matthews Rd, Chester Springs, PA 19425

West Whiteland Township

Police Department - 610-363-0200
101 Commerce Drive, Exton, PA 19341

Westtown-East Goshen

Regional Police Department - 610-692-9600 
1041 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

Willistown Township

Police Department - 610-251-0222
688 Sugartown Road, Malvern, PA 19355 


Permanent Medication Collection boxes are a Project of the Chester County District Attorney's Office Thomas P. Hogan, Chester County District Attorney with the support of the following State agencies: Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the following County of Chester Offices: Commissioners, District Attorney and Drug and Alcohol Services.

*Medication Collection Box locations in and around Coatesville are a result of a community partnership between Pennsylvania American Water the Brandywine Health Foundation, Coatesville Youth Initiative and the Police Chiefs of the City of Coatesville, Caln Township, West Caln Township, West Brandywine Township and Valley Township.

**Medication Collection Box locations in Tredyffrin Township were provided by ARCH (Area Residents Caring and Helping) through a partnership with the Tredyffrin Community and Police Association.  Tredyffrin Township was one of the first collection boxes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.