Based on figures from the National Unused and Expired Medicine Registry, as much as 40 percent of prescription medicines are never used.
Such medications could potentially cause an environmental and safety hazard.
There are several options for safe disposal of unused and unwanted medications, including:
- Free, secure drop boxes at local police stations
- Free medication mail back program
- Local hazardous waste drop off programs
- Safely disposing of medications at home
If you have any questions or would like more information, please call (207) 872-4102.