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Prescription Drug Disposal

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Which is the best place to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications?

A. The toilet?

B. The trash?

C. A designated drop box?

The answer is C. DESIGNATED DROP BOX.

Placing prescriptions into a designated drop box keeps medications out of our water supply and out of the hands of people who retrieve them from the trash to sell on the street or use themselves. It also protects your family members from misuse of drugs that can be dangerous or even deadly. The majority of teens abusing prescription drugs get them from their home medicine cabinets.

DO DROP:

  • Expired or unused medications
  • Over the counter medications
  • Medication samples
  • Pet medications
  • Medicated ointments and lotions
  • Liquid Medications (Liquids cannot be accepted at the Greensboro Police Department drop boxes)
  • Remove all personal information and place items in a sealed baggie before placing in the drop box.

DON’T DROP:

  • Needles/Lancets/Syringes
  • Thermometers
  • IV Bags
  • Bloody or infectious Waste
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Empty containers
  • Personal care products

For more information and to locate permanent drop boxes throughout NC, please visit the Safe Kids NC website.

Drop Box Locations

Alamance County

  • Alamance County Sheriff’s Office
    109 S Maple Street, Graham, NC 27253
    24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week

  • Burlington Police Department
    267 W. Front Street, Burlington
    Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Elon University Campus Safety and Police Department
    416 North Williamson Avenue, Elon
    Mon. - Sun. 5 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Mebane Police Department
    116 West Center St., Mebane, NC
    Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Outpatient Pharmacy at Alamance Regional
    1238 Huffman Mill Road
    Grand Oaks Center
    Burlington, NC 27215
    Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

Caswell County

  • Caswell County Sheriff’s Office
    231 County Park Rd.
    Yanceyville, NC 27379
    24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week

Guilford County

  • Bennett’s Pharmacy
    (1st floor in Wendover Medical Center)
    301 Wendover Ave E # 115
    Greensboro, NC 27401

  • Community Health and Wellness Pharmacy
    201 Wendover Ave E
    Greensboro, NC 27401

  • Greensboro Police Department (Downtown)
    100 Police Plaza, Greensboro, NC
    24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week
  • Greensboro Police Department
    300 Swing Rd., 
    Greensboro, NC
    Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Greensboro Police Department
    1106 Maple St.
    Greensboro, NC
    Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Guilford County Sheriff's Office 
    District 1 Office 
    7506 Summerfield Rd.
    Summerfield, NC
    Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Guilford County Sheriff's Office 
    District 2 Office in Stoney Creek
    6307-B Burlington Rd.
    Whitsett, NC
    Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • High Point Police Department
    1009 Leonard Ave. 
    High Point, NC
    Open 24/7

  • Outpatient Pharmacy at MedCenter High Point
    2630 Willard Dairy Road
    1st Floor
    High Point, NC 27265
    Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m

  • Outpatient Pharmacy at Moses Cone
    1131-D Church Street
    Greensboro, NC 27401
    Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Outpatient Pharmacy at Wesley Long
    515 North Elam Avenue
    Greensboro, NC 27403
    Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Randolph County

  • Randolph County Sheriff’s Dept.
    727 McDowell Rd
    Asheboro, NC 27205

  • Randleman Police Department
    101 Hilliary Street
    Randleman, NC 27317

  • Archdale Police Dept.
    305 Balfour Dr
    Archdale, NC 27263

Rockingham County

  • Eden Police Department
    308 E Stadium Dr.
    Eden, NC 27288

  • Madison Police Department
    310 Carter St.
    Madison, NC 27025

  • Reidsville Police Department
    220 West Morehead St.
    Reidsville, NC 27320

  • Rockingham County Sherriff’s Dept. 
    170 NC Hwy 65
    Reidsville, NC 27320