Disposal of Prescription Medication
Drop Box Disposal Areas
In Connecticut, there are designated Drop Box Disposal Areas for safe disposal of medications. Many municipal police departments are now participating in the Medication Drop-Box Program. These drop boxes are managed by police departments and are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. This is a confidential free service that will help protect our environment and our youth.
For more information on Drop Box Disposal Areas visit: portal.ct.gov/DCP/Drug-Control-Division/Drug-Control/Local-Drug-Collection-Boxes.
Safe Disposal At Home
For information on how to safely dispose of prescription medication at home visit the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection:
Prescription drug overdose can be prevented by following promising and/or evidence-based recommendations for the safe use, storage, and disposal of medications. Remember to program emergency numbers, such as the Poison Control Hotline (1-800-222-1222), into your phone to call in the event of a poisoning or overdose emergency or dial 9-1-1.