Drug Drop-Off Boxes
Do you have unwanted or out-of-date drugs in your home? Get them out of the medicine cabinet, away from children and potential drug abusers -- and out of the environment. You can safely and anonymously drop them off in a secure MedReturn Box, located at one of 18 local police stations, and they will be disposed of in an environmentally sound way. Prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins and veterinary meds are accepted. NO liquids, syringes, IV equipment or chemotherapy drugs, please.
In 2014, 2,769 pounds of unused medication were collected and burned. Franklin County collected 1,163 pounds and Hampshire County collected 1,606 pounds, bringing the total amount collected from the boxes and National Prescription Drug Take Back Days since April 2011 to over 25,000 pounds. The most recent Take Back Day on Sept. 26, 2015 yielded 1,485 pounds.