The Ellisville Police Department participates in the semi annual National Take-Back Initiative. Citizens are encouraged to drop off any unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications at the Ellisville Police Station located at 37 Weis Avenue. This includes tablets, capsules, small vials (injectables), and all other solid or liquid dosage forms. Needles will not be accepted. This program is free and anonymous, and no requests for identification will be made. For more information, contact the Ellisville Police at 636-227-7777 or visit the Drug Enforcement Administration website to find additional drop off locations.

The police department has installed a disposal box for unwanted/unused drugs in the station lobby. Unwanted drugs may be dropped off between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays. The following information provides a list of what can, and cannot be accepted. For officer safety, please adhere to these guidelines.


  • Prescription medications including controlled substances
  • All over-the-counter medications
  • Pet medications
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Medicated ointments, lotions, creams and oils
  • Liquid medications in leak proof containers
  • Homeopathic and herbal remedies
  • Suppositories


  • Illegal Drugs
  • Needles/Sharps
  • Syringes with needles
  • Thermometer
  • IV bags AND tubing Bloody and infectious waste
  • Personal care products
  • Empty containers
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Aerosol cans and inhalers
Drug Box at PD