Drug and Controlled Substance Disposal

Old prescriptions left unsecured in the home can often be an easy source for someone thinking about abusing prescription medications and can pose danger to pets or children who may accidentally ingest them. They can also be confusing for elderly people who may have multiple prescriptions.

Throwing old pills in the trash is often not the safest way to dispose of old medication and flushing may contaminate the water supply. 

Your community may have permanent drug disposal boxes at the following locations:

  • Police departments
  • Pharmacies, including independent and chains
  • Hospitals

You can find Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations from the Drug Enforcement Administration online here

More information on drug disposal can be found online here