Drug Takeback - Indiana

What to do with Leftover Medicines


Indiana

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.

 

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management maintains a spreadsheet that lists over 100 collection sites, including law enforcement agencies, pharmacies, and other medical organizations and environmental groups—as well as the sites’ days and hours of operation. This spreadsheet can be found at the top web page, under the section "What To Do With Unwanted Medicine.” Click on the bullet "list of local medicine collection programs [XLS]” to access the spreadsheet. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management also provides educational information on proper pharmaceutical disposal on their webpage.

Note: Pharmacy and hazardous waste collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances. 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.

 

AWARxE

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.

Dispose My Meds

By entering your zip code in the search field of this locator tool, you can find take-back locations at community pharmacies across Indiana. Additionally the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) offers Dispose My Meds information and resources to help pharmacies create programs that allow patients to safely dispose of unused and expired medicines. Click here for a full list of NCPA’s partners supporting this effort.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.

 

Earth 911

Earth911.com is a website dedicated to providing resources for those who want to reduce the amount of waste they generate. Earth 911 operates a recycling site locator that allows residents to search for medication take-back programs within 25 miles of their zip code. Look for the "Recycling Locator” section near the middle of the webpage, and then enter your zip code.

Note: Pharmacy and hazardous waste collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances. 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.

 

Rx Drug Drop Box

This map-based site lists a number of take-back locations at law enforcement agencies across Indiana. 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.

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Click on the image below to download our leftover medicine fact sheet.

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