What to do with Leftover Medicines
Follow the links below to find locations for leftover medication take-back in your state. Those with the most information are listed first.
Indicates that a collection site is located within a police station/law enforcement facility.This type of site generally accepts controlled substances.
Indicates that a collection site is located within a pharmacy. This type of site does NOT accept controlled substances.
AWARxE lists police departments and sheriff’s offices that have permanent medication disposal drop-boxes. AWARxE is a consumer protection program brought to you by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Foundation. ® AWARErx.org is an online resource for information about medicine safety, prescription drug abuse, medication disposal, and safe purchase of medications on the Internet.
Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted, and to confirm hours of operation.
This map-based site lists a number of take-back locations at law enforcement agencies across Georgia. Rx Drug Drop Box is a program launched by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), a nonprofit that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the investigation and prevention of prescription drug abuse and diversion.
Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.
Click on the image below to download our leftover medicine fact sheet.