Residents have dropped 3,760 pounds of prescription drugs into the Drop Box located inside Brentwood City Hall over the past three years. On average, about 1,000 pounds are collected each year. In 2018, the City of Brentwood partnered with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force, and the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition to install a prescription drug drop box in the city hall lobby, located at 5211 Maryland Way. Once the new Brentwood Police Department Headquarters opens later this spring, a second drug box will be placed at the building located at 910 Heritage Way.
Program administrator, Brentwood Police Officer Bill Reape, says since 2018, he has emptied the box 117 times. “We are so thankful that residents and anyone in Brentwood uses this drop box,” Officer Reape said. “This is a safe way to help control the spread of opioid addiction. People do not need expired or unused prescription pain pills in their home, so our drop box provides a safe and easy way to get rid of prescription medicines,” Officer Reape added.