D.U.M.P (Dispose of Unused Medications Properly)

Improper disposal of medication is a growing concern which can lead to environmental problems and contribute to prescription drug abuse, especially among teens and young adults.

The D.U.M.P. program is designed to provide Summit County residents with a safe and easy option for disposing of unwanted medications. Simply take the medicine to one of the 14 D.U.M.P. box locations in the county, and it will be safely destroyed, no questions asked.  The locations are permanent and are accessible seven days a week.

Just be sure to keep the medicines in their containers and mark out any identifying information.  Please note that the D.U.M.P. boxes are for pills, capsules, or liquids only; syringes cannot be accepted at the D.U.M.P. boxes.  For syringe disposal, call 330-926-5600.


Medicines may be dropped off at any of the sites below. 

Akron City Police Department
217 South High St., Akron, OH 44308

Barberton City Police Department
576 W Park Ave., Barberton, OH 44203

Bath Township
3864 W. Bath Rd., Akron, OH 44333

Copley Police Department
1280 Sunset Dr., Copley, OH 44321

Cuyahoga Falls Police Department
2310 Second St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

3487 S. Smith Rd., Fairlawn, OH 44333

Green - Sheriff Training Center
2825 Greensburg Rd., North Canton, OH 44720

Hudson Police Department
36 South Oviatt St., Hudson, OH 44236

1494 East Aurora Rd., Macedonia, Ohio 44056

Munroe Falls Police Department
43 Munroe Falls Ave., Munroe Falls, OH 44262

New Franklin Police Department
5611 Manchester Rd., Akron, Oh 44319

Norton Fire Department
3380 Greenwich Rd., Norton, OH 44203

Richfield Police Department
4450 W. Streetsboro Rd., Richfield, Oh 44286

Stow Police Department
3800 Darrow Rd., Stow, OH 44224

Summa Health System - Akron Campus
525 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44304
Emergency Dept. Atrium (Corner of Forge and Fountain)

Summa Health System - Barberton Campus
155 5th St. NE, Barberton, OH 44203
Emergency Dept. Atrium (Corner of 5th and E. Tuscarawas)

Tallmadge Police Department
53 Northeast Ave., Tallmadge, Oh 44278

Twinsburg Police Department
10075 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087
Directions To This Location






The following is a training video for participants in the DUMP collection program. Developed by SCPH for law enforcement officers, this video demonstrates the proper techniques for sorting and emptying a DUMP
collection box. All participants are encouraged to view the video and to call 330-926-5600 with any questions.

*PLEASE NOTE*: The video shows the collection of aerosol containers such as inhalers. We are no longer accepting aerosols in this program.




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