Safe Drug Disposal

The Prescription Drug Disposal program is created to help remove unused and unwanted Rx Drugs from our community.

How Should I Dispose of my Prescription Drugs?

  • Take it to a local Drop-Off Center or contact your local police department.Healthy Aroostook - Safe Drug Disposal
  • Dissolve solid medications with water in a resealable plastic bag. Add an undesirable substance such as kitty litter, sawdust, or coffee grounds to the plastic bag with the medications to help prevent children or animals from eating, seal the bag, and then throw it away in the trash.
  • Remember to remove all personal information from the medication container before disposing of them.
  • Do not flush drugs down the toilet or drain. Contamination of water resources which can result in reproductive and development problems in fish and other aquatic life.
  • Do not give or sell to others. This is illegal under Maine law.
  • Do not dispose of solid medications in the trash. Accidental ingestion from young children or can be possible. See 2nd bullet point above on how to dispose of medications properly.
    Do you–or someone you know–have unwanted, expired, or unused medications? Here’s the way to dispose of them safely!  Healthy Aroostook joins the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office in this year’s Drug Take-Back Collaboration.
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As Sheriff Darrell Crandall says, visit your local police station today. No questions asked.  Every day, all day.

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Visit the Aroostook Substance Abuse Prevention website to find out more about Aroostook Prescription Drug Return Resources.