What to do with Leftover Medicines
Follow the links below to find locations and guidance for safe drug take-back and disposal options in your state.
Indicates that a collection site is located within a police station/law enforcement facility.
Indicates that a collection site is located within a pharmacy.
Office of Consumer Protection
The OCP provides a list of local take-back locations and safe handling procedures for disposing of uneeded medications.
Follow the links below to find locations and guidance for safe drug take-back and disposal and options nationally.
DEA Collection Location Search Tool
Enter your zip code into this federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) search tool to find locations that collect controlled substances (including retail pharmacies, hospitals and clinics with on-site pharmacies, etc.).
- Police departments and other law enforcement locations are not included in this search.
- Pharmacies and other authorized locations that collect only non-controlled substances might not be included in this search.
Run by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Foundation, this resource provides information about medicine safety and disposal, prescription drug abuse, permanent drug disposal locations, and more.
Enter your zip code into the National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA’s) tool to find pharmacy-based drug take-back locations nationwide.
Rx Drug Drop Box
The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators’ (NADDI’s) map-based search tool lists drug take-back locations at law enforcement agencies.
Walgreens Pharmacy Kiosk Program
Use this locator to find safe medication disposal kiosks in Walgreens pharmacy locations. Kiosks are available during regular pharmacy hours.
NOTE: Always contact a collection site prior to visiting to confirm its drug take-back program is active and for hours of operation.
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