Now you can safely dispose of unwanted, unused, and/or expired medications!
There are four "Drug Drop Box" locations in Orange County for residents to drop-off medications and prescriptions. Hours are 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) at all locations.
Drug drop boxes are intended for liquid and pill medications. Liquid medications must remain in original containers. PLEASE SEAL MEDICATIONS IN A CLOSED ZIPLOC BAG. Pill medications may remain in original containers or be placed in a sealable plastic bag. Do not drop loose pills.
Please remember to remove all identifiable information from containers or packaging prior to disposal.
If you are unable to safely dispose of prescription medications at the four locations above, please follow these simple steps to dispose of most medicine in your household trash:
Approximately 800,000 needlestick injuries occur in the U.S. annually. Sanitation and recycling workers all suffer when needles are disposed of improperly. To help protect workers, please see North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Flyer on Safe Needle Disposal (PDF).