Medi Drop is a program that offers a safe place for the public to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medication.
Through a partnership with the Cornwall Community Police Service and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, four Medi Drop boxes have been placed throughout the City of Cornwall. The boxes are available for the safe and anonymous public disposal of medication.
By keeping unused, unwanted or expired medication in your home, you risk:
- Children or even animals being poisoned if they find and swallow medication
- Your kids or their friends taking them to get â€śhighâ€ť
- A home break-in by thieves looking to get their hands on medication
By flushing, pouring or throwing medication in the trash, you risk:
- Contaminating the water
- Harming wildlife
- Allowing medication to be scavenged and illegally sold
In response to these challenges, the Cornwall Community Police in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit has provided steel drop off boxes at four locations throughout the City of Cornwall. Collection boxes are clearly marked for this purpose and feature the Medi Drop, Cornwall Community Police Service and Eastern Ontario Health Unit logos.
Residents can also dispose of unwanted medication by returning it to their pharmacy.
The Medi Drop boxes are available at the four following locations:
- Cornwall Community Police Service (340 Pitt Street) - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (located in the lobby)
- Cornwall Community Hospital - McConnell Site (840 McConnell Avenue) - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (located in the lobby)
- Cornwall Community Police Service East End Station (330 Montreal Road) - Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
- Cornwall Community Hospital - Second Street Site (510 Second Street East) - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (located in the lobby)
For more information on the Medi Drop program, please click here.