PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL
Safe and secure disposal of unused and unwanted prescription medications.
Twice a year, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) sponsors drug take back days allowing people to turn in prescription pills anonymously for proper disposal. CPN works with local pharmacies, doctor's offices, and other public spaces to promote this service.
Collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take-back Days are posted approximately one month before the event date. To find Take-Back Day collection site near you go to the DEA website.
Did you know that in 2015, 11% of Vermont high school students reported taking a pain reliever or stimulant not prescribed to them?
Those numbers sound scary, but here's what you can do to help:
- Monitor all medication use.
- Securely store and/or lock up prescription medications using an inexpensive and effective lock box.
- Talk to your kids about the dangers of prescription drugs.
- Show you care. Do not share medications.
- Properly dispose of unwanted or unused prescription medications at a national Drug Take-Back Day event or any of the options listed below year-round.
Drug take back is available at the following permanent locations in Chittenden County:
Outside of Chittenden County? Search for a take back site near you on the DEA's website.