expired medicationProper disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter medicines is essential for preventing pollution and keeping these drugs out of the environment.  Proper disposal also prevents illegal use or theft and helps avoid accidental poisoning if children or pets swallow medicines that have been put int he trash.
City Utilities and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have information available to help you do the right thing when getting rid of unwanted medications.  pdfLearn more.....
City Utilities also works with TRIAD -- a local group of healthcare, law enforcement and other volunteers -- who conduct unwanted medication collection events in Allen County two times each year. 
The next unwanted medication collection event in Allen County, Indiana will be held in September 2018.  Please check back for the date.
On the day of the medication collection, you may bring expired medications (pills only, in their original packages or containers) for drop-off at these select Walgreen's Drug Stores:
  • 5830 N. Clinton St.
  • 6202 W. Jefferson Blvd.
  • 6730 Bluffton Rd.
  • 330 W. State Blvd.
  • 907 Lincoln Hwy W (New Haven)
  • 10170 Maysville Rd.
  • 1701 E. Paulding Rd.
  • 5435 E. Dupont Rd.
  • 10211Chestnut Plaza Drive (Chestnut Hills)
  • 11932 Lima Rd.
  • 10412 Coldwater Rd.
  • 2410 N. Coliseum Blvd.
  • 6201 Stellhorn Rd.
  • 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd. (Lutheran Hospital)
  • 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive (Parkview Mirro Center)

Liquid medicines are not accepted during the medication collection event, but there are safe ways to dispose of them.  pdfRead more......

Allen County TRAID, volunteer organizations and the Allen County Solid Waste Management District have organized a year-round medication collection program. Only pills are accepted at these sites. Collection boxes are located in the lobby following police agencies and unwanted pills may be dropped during the hours shown:


·     Huntertown Town Hall

·      15617 Lima Road

·     Phone: 637-5058

·     Hours:  M-F, 8 am - 5 pm


·     Indiana State Police Post

·     5811 Ellison Road

·     Phone: 432-8661

·     24 hours a day -- drop off in Lobby


·     Fort Wayne Police Department

·     1 E. Main Street -- Lobby

·     Phone:  427-1222

·      M - F, 8 am - 5 pm

·     EAST

·     New Haven Police Department

·     815 Lincoln Highway East

·     Phone: 748-7080

·     24 hours a day -- drop off in Lobby