People in the Spring Grove area can now dispose of old, unused medications at a secure drop-off box inside the Southwestern Regional Police Department.

Getting rid of old medicines can be difficult, police said. Flushing them down toilets contaminates water supplies; throwing them in the trash can contaminate landfills.

Residents should remove their personal information from drug containers before dropping them off at the station, located at 6115 Thoman Drive, during normal business hours.

For more information, call 225-1333.