Call D.U.M.P. hotline for medication disposal

Effective immediately, Allegheny County residents can make an appointment for a sworn Sheriff’s Office evidence technician to pick-up medication at their homes, thanks to Project D.U.M.P. (Disposal of Unused Medications Properly).

Allegheny County residents who would like unused prescription medicines to be appropriately disposed of should call the Project D.U.M.P Hotline at 412-459-5000. Following recovery, all seized medications are legally disposed of through evidence destruction orders.

Prescription pain medications such as opioids are a major gateway drug to heroin use, which has reached endemic levels in Pennsylvania. Heroin use affects the young and old alike, and is often deadly. Many young addicts are introduced to heroin use through prescription-pill abuse, so programs such as Project D.U.M.P and Pennsylvania’s state take-back program are integral in breaking the cycle and start of dependency.

If you or someone you love is addicted to pain medication or heroin, please visit the Pa. Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs web site at