Disposal of Unused Medications

Medications in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisonings. When they are flushed down the toilet or discarded in the trash, they can cause water pollution and affect the environment. Prescription drug abuse rates are high across the country, with over 1/2 of teens who abuse drugs getting them from a family member or friend's home. Clean out your cabinet and properly dispose of all unused medications (prescription and over-the-counter.) You can take unused medications to a Drug Drop Box. No questions asked, just drop them off! 

Local Drug Drop Boxes:                                                        

  • Ansonia Police Department 2 Elm Street, Ansonia CT
    • Open 24/7
  • Bethany, CSP Troop 1, 631 Amity Road, Bethany CT
    • Located in the lobby of the front entrance, next to vending machine , Open 24/7
  • Hamden Police Department 2900 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden CT
    • Located in the Police Station Lobby on the left-hand side, Open 24/7
  • North Haven Police Deparment 18 Church Street, North Haven CT
    • Located to the immediate left of the front doors, Open 24/7
  • Woodbridge Police Department 4 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge CT
    • Located in the Police Station Lobby, Open 24/7
Note: Drop Boxes do NOT accept: Thermometers, hypodermic needled and sharps, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, non-prescription ointments and lotions, aerosol cans, inhalers or medications from clinics or businesses. 

Watch this video to learn more about proper disposal of medications. 

Click here to learn more about disposing of medications, needles and other sharps. 


Announcement Date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017