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). IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, some drop boxes may be closed to the public, so please call ahead.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Days occur in April and October.
Follow any specific disposal instructions that accompany the medication. You can find a listing of which medications can be thrown away safely from the FDA on their website.
Any unwanted pet medications are accepted at disposal locations.
CVS will take drugs at locations that have the drop boxes at the store; these are located in the store.
Sirum is a nonprofit that accepts donated prescriptions by mail (except for controlled substances). You can find more information here.
This website was developed under grant #1H79SP016497 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, SAMHSA, or HHS.