Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority

253 Transfer Road | Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone (814) 238-7005 | Fax (814) 238-3195 | Recycling (814) 238-6649

Recycling FAQs

What can I do with old medications?

The Bellefonte Borough Police Department is collecting unused, unwanted or expired medication in order to keep these items out of the hands of children and other individuals who should not have access to these medications, as well as keeping them out of the environment. There is no need to remove the labels or take the items out of the packaging, as the entire item will be destroyed by incineration.
Liquids and/or over-the-counter medications are also accepted. If you bring in liquids, please see the office assistant, as these are placed in a separate container to avoid spills.

Drop off hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Bellefonte Police Department, 236 W Lamb St, Bellefonte.


The following are Federal Guidelines from The Office of National Drug Control Policy.

1. Take unused, unneeded or expired medications out of their original containers and throw them in the trash.

2. Mix with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter. This will further ensure the drugs are not reused.

3. Do not flush prescription drugs down the toilet. Recycle container, after blocking out name and prescription number.


Hours of Operation

Transfer Station
Monday - Saturday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm