Richland County Youth Substance Use Coalition

Safe drug disposal options available in Richland County

MANSFIELD — The Richland County Youth Substance Use Coalition is asking the public to help create a healthier community and prevent substance abuse by properly disposing of all unused or expired medications.

Properly disposing of medications is easy thanks to numerous prescription drug drop boxes available throughout the county. Many are located inside local pharmacies or near grocery stores, making them an easy and convenient stop while running errands. A full list is available below.

Richland Public Health is also offering free Deterra drug deactivation packets free of charge. These pouches can be safely used at home by putting the medications in the pouch, filling it with warm water, gently shaking the packet and throwing it in the trash.

The Deterra pouches are an environmentally friendly option, since they decompose leaving virtually no waste behind.

Using a deactivation packet or secure drop box are the best ways to prevent harm to people or pets who may intentionally or unintentionally misuse a medication.

“Throwing away medications in the trash or flushing them down the toilet are not safe for the environment and don’t actually deactivate them, meaning they can still be misused,” said Gurpinder Deol of Richland Public Health.

Free, safe locations for prescription drug disposal in Richland County are listed below.

Richland Public Health is also seeking community input on locations for additional prescription drug drop boxes to be placed in Richland County in the future. RPH hopes to increase access to proper disposal locations and reduce transportation barriers.

Please click HERE to submit ideas for a new drop box location.

LocationAddress & Phone NumberHoursAccepted for DisposalNot Accepted
Genoa Pharmacy @ Catalyst741 Scholl Rd
Mansfield, OH 44907
567-307-4600
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
Friday between 3pm-5pm you must call
Prescription drugs, over the counter medicines, vitaminsSharps, cans, liquids
Meijer
Pharmacy
1355 N Lexington-Springmill Rd
Mansfield, OH 44906
419-747-8310
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9am-9pm.
Tue/Thur 7am-9pm.
Sun 10am-6pm.
Prescription drugs, over the counter medicines, pet medicinesThermometers, cans, inhalers, needles, lotions, liquids, hydrogen peroxide, iodine-containing medicines
Avita Ontario Hospital715 Richland Mall
Ontario, OH 44906
567-307-7557
24 hoursPrescription drugs, prescription ointments, vitamins, prescription patches, pet medications, over the counter medicinesNeedles, inhalers, thermometers, cans, lotions, liquids, hydrogen peroxide
Bucyrus Hospital629 N Sandusky Ave
Bucyrus, OH 44820
419-562-4677
24 hoursPrescription drugs, prescription ointments, vitamins, prescription patches, pet medications, over the counter medicinesNeedles, inhalers, thermometers, cans, lotions, liquids, hydrogen peroxide
CVS Pharmacy1049 W. 4th St
Mansfield, OH 44906
419-529-6001
Mon-Fri 8am-9pm.
Sat 9am-6pm.
Sun 10am-5pm.
Prescription drugs, over the counter medicines, liquid medicines under 4oz. in a zip lock bagNeedles, cans, inhalers, iodine or mercury containing medicines
Walmart Pharmacy2485 Possum Run Rd
Mansfield, OH 44903
419-756-7177
Mon + Wed-Sat 9am-7pm.
Tue 6am-7pm.
Sun 10am-6pm.
Prescription drugs, over the counter medicines, liquid
medications in original bottle with lid
Needles, cans, inhalers, iodine or mercury containing medicines, hydrogen peroxide
First Call 21136 W 3rd St
Mansfield, OH 44902
419-522-4636
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.Prescription drugs, prescription ointments, vitamins, prescription patches, pet medications, over the counter medicinesNeedles, inhalers, thermometers, cans, lotions, liquids, hydrogen peroxide

Free Deterra pouches are available at the following locations. Residents are asked to fill out a brief, five-question anonymous survey before receiving a packet:

  • Richland Public Health
    • Please call 419-774-4754 first
    • 555 Lexington Ave, Mansfield, OH 44907
  • North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC)
    • Please call 419-522-1611 first
    • 134 N Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902
  • Mansfield YMCA
    • 750 Scholl Rd, Mansfield, OH 44907
    • 419-522-3511
  • Shelby YMCA
    • 111 W Smiley Rd, Shelby, OH 44875
    • 419-347-1312
  • Third Street Family Health Services (http://www.tsfhs.org/)
    • All locations
  • Mansfield/Richland County Public Library (https://www.mrcpl.org/visit/locations/)
    • All locations
    • 419-521-3100
  • Area Agency on Aging
    • 2131 Park Ave W, Ontario, OH 44906
    • 419-524-4144
  • 419 Barbershop
    • 1367 Park Ave W, Mansfield, OH 44906
    • 419-709-9172
  • Styles N Motion
    • 410 Park Ave W, Mansfield, OH 44906
    • 419-526-4247
  • Starfish Project of Richland County
    • 9 N Mulberry St, Mansfield, OH 44902
    • 419-512-6878