Permanent Drug Drop Boxes are now a strategy added in PBPS.  DBHDS would like to collect information on how many permanent drop boxes have been installed throughout Virginia with the help of CSB staff or grant funds such as SOR, as well as how many pounds of medication they remove from circulation.  To meet this request, implementation data regarding permanent drop boxes will now be required for 2019-2020.

If your CSB has a permanent drop box in your catchment area that was installed through CSB efforts or that leveraged grant funds, OR if your CSB is in the process of installing a permanent drop box, this strategy will need to be included in your Block Grant & SOR 2019-2020 data entry plan.  Even if the drop box was installed under a prior grant year, it will need to be captured in PBPS for 2019-2020 – including how many pounds of medication was collected.  This also applies even if your CSB is no longer involved with the permanent drop box at this time.  Please reach out to your partners in the community who are responsible for emptying the drop boxes to learn the weight of medication being collected on a regular basis.  The OMNI TA Team can help answer any questions that you may have regarding how best to capture this information in PBPS.  Please let us know if you have questions throughout the 2019-2020 data entry planning process.

Please note that any permanent drug dropboxes that were installed without leveraging grant funding from BG, PFS, OPT-R, or SOR do NOT need to be recorded in PBPS. That means that local drug dropboxes installed through other funding sources or organizations (such as CVS, Walgreens, or other unrelated organizations) do NOT need to be recorded in PBPS. If you have any questions or aren’t sure if a dropbox in your community should be recorded, please reach out to


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  • Hi Susan – No need to go back in time to report this data. Collecting data on permanent drug drop boxes in your catchment area will only be required moving forward – in FY 2019-2020. Data from previous fiscal years is not required. Permanent drug drop boxes will appear as another strategy in the Plan Channel for which implementation data will be recorded. Please let us know if you have any other questions, or would like to talk through this new requirement, by reaching out to us at

  • If I am reading this correctly, we are supposed to find out how many pounds of drugs were taken back at each of our permanent take back sites. How many years do you want us to go back? I’m pretty sure we had at least 1 permanent take back before FY19 in the Roanoke Valley.

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