Unwanted Medication Disposal Program

The Batavia Police Department is proud to offer an Unwanted Medication Disposal Program (UMDP). The drug collection and disposal program provides a safe disposal location for everyone  to properly dispose of unused prescription and non-prescription medications. This program provides an environmentally safe alternative to disposing of medication in landfills or the sewer system that may later negatively affect the environment. The program encourages citizens to remove their unneeded or expired medications from their homes.

This reduces access to addictive medications for accidental or intentional misuse by adults and children.

Drop Box


The Batavia Police Department has provided a steel mailbox-style collection box in the front lobby of the City Hall, which everyone may use to deposit their unwanted or expired medications. The collection box is clearly marked for this purpose, locked and under 24 hour surveillance. You may place your unused or expired medications into the collection box anonymously, but must stop at the Police Department window to obtain a key to the collection box. Our UMDP guidelines (PDF) provides a comprehensive list of items that are acceptable and unacceptable.

For further information on how to package your medication, before bringing it to the Police Department, or other questions regarding this program, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).  If you have additional questions you may contact Evidence / Property Custodian Fred Buss at 630-454-2500.