Our Drop 2 Stop program features DEA-approved secure drop boxes that allow citizens to properly dispose of expired or unwanted prescription drugs anytime. When you drop, you stop misuse and abuse in our communities. When you drop, you stop senseless deaths. When you drop, you stop the opioid epidemic.
Be A Community Leader
Diversion and misuse of prescription drugs is an epidemic health problem in America. 525 Foundation's Drop2Stop Take Back program makes disposal quick, easy and compliant, enabling your facility to help combat drug diversion and misuse. Our secure anti-phishing kiosks, patented liner system and robust management portal provide you with a complete program designed to safely dispose of unused medications securely and efficiently.
A permanent Prescription Drop Box is a DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) approved secure Drop Box for people to drop off their unwanted or expired prescription medications so they don't end up in the wrong hands.
Our Drop2Stop drop boxes can be placed in the following locations:
Law Enforcement Agencies
Free Standing Pharmacies
Health Care Systems
Health Care Clinics with a Licensed Pharmacist
About The Program
In August 2018, 525 Foundation introduced the Drop 2 Stop program to the Northern Indiana community. Drop 2 Stop features specially designed, secure boxes that allow people to properly dispose of expired or unneeded drugs anytime designated Martin's Super Markets stores are open. Funded by 525 Foundation and Martin's, the number "2" in Drop 2 Stop represents the two lives the Savage family lost due to opioid misuse and abuse. Since it's inception, the program has grown throughout the State of Indiana as well as South West Michigan and looking to expand to other states. We currently have 26 boxes permanently placed within Police Departments, Hospitals, Health Care Clinics, and Pharmacies.
Sheriff William Redman
St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department
“I wholeheartedly support the mission of the 525 Foundation and their dedication of making our community drug free and safe. I encourage all Police Departments to look into a 525 Foundation Drop 2 Stop prescription disposal box for their department. Adding this program to our department has been a blessing for our community. It's a safe and convenient option for members of the community to dispose of their unused or unwanted prescription medications.” - Sheriff William Redman
Executive Director of Operations
Elkhart General Hospital
“The Drop 2 Stop boxes are a huge benefit to the community. Typically, health systems are focused on prescribing and dispensing medications and can often lose sight of the need for retrieving and disposing of unused and unwanted medications in a safe manner. Partnering with the 525 Foundation has provided a great opportunity to offer the community a safe and easy method to dispose of medications, that would otherwise linger in peoples’ homes. The medications collected in the Drop 2 Stop boxes represent the prevention of a possible accidental overdose or death, and they raise awareness of the need to routinely clean out our medicine cabinets.”