Prescription Pills & Capsules


Aug. 16, 2011-- CVS pharmacy announced that all 7,200 of its locations now offer the Sharps Compliance Inc. medication disposal system, which allows customers to dispose unused or expired medication.

The postage-paid envelopes cost $3.99 each and allow customers to mail their unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications to Sharp Compliance's Texas facility for disposal. The system was previously in many CVS pharmacy locations, but it has now been expanded to all facilities.

Controlled substances are excluded from the program.

Since the program was launched by Sharps, the company has collected and incinerated more than 123,000 pounds of medication, most of which has been collected in the last 10 months when some pharmacies signed on to the program.

In addition to CVS, Walgreens, Kroger and Rite-Aide have teamed with the company.



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 Prescription Drug Disposal

Prescription drugs such as prescription pills, capsules, creams, patches, properly sealed liquids, and inhalers may be taken to the Lee County Sheriff's Office prescription drug drop-off boxes Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the locations listed below.

Please note that syringes cannot be disposed of at these locations. They must be taken in an approved sharps container to the local fire department in your area or to the Health Department.


Sheriff's Office Headquarters
14750 Ben C. Pratt Six-Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33912
(239) 477-1000

Alpha District Office
121 Pondella Road
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
(239) 477-1810

Bravo District Office
1301 Homestead Road
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
(239) 477-1820

Charlie District Office
15650 Pine Ridge Road
Fort Myers, FL 33908
(239) 477-1830

Delta District Office
8951 Bonita Beach Road
Springs Plaza, Suite 565
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
(239) 477-1840

Echo District Office
12995 S. Cleveland Avenue
Suite 171 (Pinebrook Plaza)
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Gulf District

13921-4 Waterfront Dr
Pineland, FL 33945
(Pineland Marina)
Hours: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Bonita Substation 

10520 Reynolds Street
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Hours: 24 hours


(Information was last confirmed and updated on 12/5/2013)