Programs + Resources

Prescription Drug Safety Tips

How to Properly Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

  • Bring your unused or expired prescriptions to any of the local police stations in Cumberland (24 hours/day), Falmouth (24 hours/day), Freeport (8a-4p), Yarmouth (24 hours/day) and the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office (24 hours/day) in Portland. Leave medications in original packages (no needles or liquids)
  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Days occur in April and October
  • Follow any specific disposal instructions that accompany the medication
  • Any unwanted pet medications are accepted at disposal locations

Other Important Safety Information

  • Do not share your medications with other people
  • Track and lock up your medications

Prescription Drug Disposal Tips and Take Back Boxes

Additional Resources
How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs If You Did Drugs
Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention
Fentanyl Safety Recommendations