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Healthy Homes - Prescription Drug Disposal


National Prescription Drug Take Back Event - April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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List of Permanent Drop-Off Locations

Medicine Collection Sites Now Available in Delaware

Good news! There are now permanent medicine collection sites located in Delaware. Permanent medication collection boxes are available at the locations listed here. Please contact each site directly for collections hours, rules & regulations.

Did you know that:

  • 70% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or relatives
  • 1 in 5 high school students have abused prescription drugs
  • EPA studies have detected pharmaceutical drugs in our water supply

Medicines play an important role in treating certain health conditions and diseases, but they must be disposed of with care to avoid harming the environment. Medicine Collection Sites:

  • Protect the environment
  • Prevent overdoses and errors
  • Keep drugs away from children

This program is anonymous; no questions or requests for identification will be made by law enforcement personnel present. Bring your expired, unused, or unwanted medication to one of these locations to ensure proper disposal. Drugs must be in a container such as a pill bottle, box, blister pack, or zip lock bag. Leave liquid medications in their original containers. No needles, aerosols, or biohazard materials may be deposited. Do not put medical equipment, batteries, syringes, or other biohazard waste into the drop-off boxes.

Businesses, such as medical clinics or pharmacies, wishing to dispose of unwanted stock are not permitted to use these drop boxes. These DEA registrants must follow Federal Regulation 21CFR1307.21 for disposal of unwanted stock.

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If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, call 24/7 Services at 1-800-652-2929 in New Castle County, or 1-800-345-6785 in Kent and Sussex counties. Or for information and resources online, go to
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