Got Drugs? Proper disposal of prescription and controlled substances



If you’ve got expired or unwanted medication lying around – don’t just toss them in the garbage! 

Flushing them is not a good option either. Both prescription and over-the-counter medications can wind up in our waste stream or on the street if they’re not handled properly. 

The DEA sponsors a Federal Take Back Program twice a year, and the next one is later this month. They will take your prescription, over-the-counter, veterinary drugs, controlled substances, herbs and vitamins off your hands, no questions asked. Just leave in the original bottles and black out any personal information with a permanent marker.


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: 

September 26, 2015; 10AM to 2PM

The State of Connecticut also has a program that is available 24/7/365!  You can visit one of the 50 local police departments and drop off unwanted medications in a drop box located in their lobby - no questions asked.  


Police Stations in CT with drop-boxes (available 24/7/365)  

You can learn more general information about drug disposal here: 


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